U.K. Must Lead On SDG Process To Eradicate Extreme Poverty

The Guardian: New development goals need ambition — and the U.K. must set the agenda
Jim Murphy, Labour member of parliament for East Renfrewshire and the shadow secretary of state for international development

“…With the correct [Sustainable Development Goals], we can wipe out extreme poverty, secure health coverage at all ages and begin to reverse climate change. That is a thrilling prospect — which is why these [U.N.] negotiations need an urgent injection of radical ambition led by the U.K. However, the British government is not doing enough to push things forward. … The U.K. has a robust record on development. We have helped steer the world to groundbreaking agreements — the time has come for Britain to do so again…” (7/14).

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