Sustainable Development Global Goals

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The United Nations has developed 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals which come to an end in 2015. These 17 Global Goals, which propose to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change, will be launched at a UN Summit in New York on 25 September 2015.

These new goals represent a global agreement on how to promote "sustainable development" in all countries around the world, and are the result of a process of negotiations that started at a UN summit in 2010. Following that summit, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched several initiatives to ensure debate and discussion on what the appropriate priorities for a new global framework should be. 

Irish NGOs engaged in several of these processes, either directly or through Dóchas and other NGO networks. For instance, Dóchas met with and wrote to members of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons advising Mr. Ban and also attended the “Rio+20” summit on Sustainable Development held in June 2012. Dóchas members and their overseas partners also participated in numerous regional, national and thematic consultations. Most notably, Dóchas teamed up with civil society organisations in Ireland in a bid to arrive at a broader NGO position on "The World We Want"

Further information

The Global Goals for adoption at September 2015 UN Summit

Dóchas Blog Posts

Dóchas Resources

Sustainable Development Goals Discussion Process