The Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals build on the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
The SDGs are intended to guide priorities for both developing and developed countries for the next 15 years, as such, several platforms have emerged on practical ways to ensure these goals become activated with tangible impact on the world’s citizens.
In light of this, the Guardian and Unicef will host an annual leadership event in order to ascertain how the global community is maintaining the momentum for change, following the adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2015.
The seminar will also discuss maintaining the momentum for change for the sustainable development goals.
Last year’s event, led by Amina Mohammed and David Miliband, marked the kick-off of these ambitious goals. This year promises to be just as impactful and insightful, as speakers will include William Easterly and Irina Bokova.
Date: 22 September
Location: Unicef, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York