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politics of division, corruption and irresponsibility that fuel conflict and hold back development.” The UK’s International Development Secretary Justine Greening represented the UK at the summit. She said: “The world now has the chance to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years. We know what works. The last goals drove some of the most dramatic improvements in living standards the world has ever seen. Countless families have had their lives transformed. A child in the developing world is now much more likely to be in school and much less likely to die before their fifth birthday.” Meltek Kilman Livtuvanu, Prime Minister of the small pacific nation of Vanuatu, said the success of the goals would hinge on each country’s capacity, financial resources and available technology. He called on all developed countries to meet official development assistance targets of 0.7 per cent of gross national income for developing countries, which includes the commitment to set aside at least 0.2 per cent for the poorest nations. Below is a summary of the targets for each goal. For the full list of targets see: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainabledevelopment goals Poverty The top line poverty target is to bring extreme poverty to an end by 2030, with ‘extreme’ defined as living on less than $1.25 a day. But this is extended to an aspiration to halve the proportion of people living in poverty even in richer countries, according to national definitions of poverty. The targets include implementation of social protection measures to cushion poor and vulnerable people, as well as moving towards giving everyone an equal right to economic resources, basic services, financial services, and control over property and natural resources. Building resilience to climate- Arena Development The Sustainable Development Goals 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum) 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development global four th quar ter 2015 www.www.global global --br br ief ief ing.ing.org l 29 © Riccardo Mayer / shutterstock.com


Global 21 fourth quarter 2015
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