The UN Sustainable Development Goals
With the world moving away from the traditional North-South divide Europe is prepared to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in order to support the UN post-2015 agenda. These new goals should be evidence-based, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and ‘time bound’.
Summing it up, EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik noted that a new framework is needed to rally the international community, “to tackle the intertwined challenges of eliminating poverty and improving well-being, while ensuring that progress is sustainable within planetary boundaries”. The UN post-2015 agenda should be universal and provide a comprehensive response for all, he said.
The 4Days Foundation is all set to travel the road beyond 2015 by helping to establish Europe’s role with focus on entrepreneurship in the contemporary world.
The year 2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to decide and embark on new paths to improve the lives of people everywhere. These decisions will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change.
In 2015, countries will adopt a new sustainable development agenda and a new global agreement on climate change. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals that build on the eight Millennium Development Goals. Explore the site of the United Nations to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world.