U.N. Expected To Approve Sustainable Development Agenda During Weekend Summit

Nature: U.N. approves global to-do list for next 15 years
“On 25 September, Pope Francis will address the United Nations just before a three-day meeting that will set the agenda for international development efforts over the next 15 years. At the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, global leaders will adopt 17 goals that are meant to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people by 2030, without jeopardizing the health of the planet…” (Tollefson, 9/22).

New Scientist: World set to embark on U.N. sustainable goals to eradicate poverty
“…Critics say there are too many goals and that many targets lack rigor. Nevertheless many experts — including those working on marine biology, agriculture, terrestrial ecosystems, and climate science — are cautiously rejoicing…” (Irwin, 9/22).