In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets – with a deadline of 2015 – that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.
Read about the results of these 8 goals as of 2015:
- Eradicate Extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Global partnership for development
In September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit was held in New York. From that summit 17 goals were established along with 169 targets with a deadline of 2030. The Local Global Advocacy network will highlight one of these goals each week beginning in the new year. Watch for the weekly posts on our site and hold the work toward those goals as a prayer for God’s world.
These 17 Sustainable Development Goals are meant as a global agenda that will determine the future of sustainable development. The new paradigm that these goals are based on is very exciting, that of transforming the current model of donor-driven aid and developed world/third world approach into a universally applicable, sustainable and accountable agenda for all. The new paradigm aims for eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities within and between countries and advancement of economic, social, civil, political and cultural human rights. For more information please see