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INTESDA Pledges Its Commitment to the Global Goals

Gary Smith, Media Director

Gary Smith, Media Director

15 years ago, the United Nations initiated its Millennium Development Goals campaign, which was endorsed by 189 countries, which reduced global poverty and child mortality rates by half. In addition, access to education, water, sanitation, hygiene and healthcare has vastly improved for millions of disadvantaged people around the world.

In 2013, the United Nations began formulating an ambitious plan to set a post-2015 agenda focusing on 17 areas and 169 associated targets sustainable development aptly called the Global Goals. The expanded list of goals still focuses on ending poverty, hunger and disease, but also recognizes a need to fight climate change, protect the oceans, forests and a broad range of other issues.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said the Global Goals are a  “to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.”

INTESDA pledges its support and commitment to the Global Goals, but we cannot do it alone. Please visit the UN Global Goals homepage and get involved with spreading the word.

Click here for more information about the Global Goals.