Millennium Development Goals

UN readies to announce sustainable development goals

They will replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals, which have been place since 2000, after first being mooted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries have been converging on New York, where the UN is set to launch the new goals framework with its stated aim to end poverty and build a life of dignity for all.

Joining them will be Pope Francis, who is due to address the UN General Assembly during a visit timed for the global gathering.

Samoa’s role for the progress of the SDGs

The new 15 year global SDGs will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when world leaders gather in New York later this month to adopt the United Nations post 2015 development goals.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Development Co-operation Adviser,  Alfred Schuster said Samoa and Fiji are two countries from the Pacific that are members of the United Nations Inter Agency expert group that is developing global indicators to measure the SDGs. They are expected to submit their report by March next year.