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2016 Marks Beginning Of Efforts To Reach Sustainable Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: Sustainable Development Goals to kick in with start of new year
“As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in — on 1 January 2016 — an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host of social ills by 2030. ‘The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people,’ U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said…” (12/30).