Early in June the UN Open Working Group has released a Draft of the Universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs could be adopted in 2015 by the international community at the UN and be the so-called Post 2015 Agenda to make poverty history in 2030.
The working document is expected to be revised over the coming weeks, and the report’s release is expected in September.
Below are examples of the proposed SDGs to be attained by 2030:
- End extreme poverty in all its forms everywhere: by 2030, eradicate extreme poverty by bringing the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day to zero (Section 1.1), end hunger, achieve food security and adequate nutrition for all, and promote sustainable agriculture,…
- Attain healthy life for all at all ages
- Provide equitable and inclusive quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all: by 2030 ensure that people in vulnerable situations and marginalized people including persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples have access to inclusive education, skills development and vocational training aligned with labour market needs (Section 4.6)
- Attain gender equality, empower women and girls everywhere
- Secure water and sanitation for all for a sustainable world
- Ensure access to affordable, sustainable, and reliable modern energy services for all
- Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Promote sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Promote actions at all levels to address climate change
- Achieve peaceful and inclusive societies, rule of law, effective and capable institutions: Forge unity in diversity through democratic practices and mechanisms at the local, national and international levels (Section 16.6)
As many International NGO’s, ATD contributes to the debates on the “Post 2015” Agenda. ATD launched in May 2014 the report : Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind. This report is the result is an analysis of the MDGs from the perspective of those they were intended to benefit. The report includes a series of critiques brought out by our research and concludes with 5 recommendations for the post-2015 development priorities. The full report and executive summary are available for download.