Action/2015 is just the start – Changing the world in 2015
Did you know 2015 is the year of global action? Not only Action2015, but this is also the year when countries will shape and adopt a new development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Between 1990 and 2010 one billion people have been lifted out of (worked their way out of) extreme poverty! We hope to see those far-reaching goals continue. 1.1 billion still subsist below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a day. (In comparison, America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four.) Whether it be the Global Citizen Earth Day event, or Pus Social Good, or MDG, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were set in September 2000 will expire in 2015. And then, ___?
We hope to see better governance, controls on corruption, instability and stronger enforcement regarding violence against minorities, a better, fairer system regarding government repayment of loans. Food insecurity was a major part of the past MDG and should continue to be emphasized. (See http://www.care.org/sites/default/files/documents/Trip-Report-Learning-Tour-to-Guatemala-and-Honduras.pdf)
See charts on the progress made towards the eight goals at http://data.worldbank.org/mdgs
In 2000, all 189 United Nations member states at the time (there are 193 currently), and at least 23 international organizations, committed to help achieve the following Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
To learn more about the work of ECOSOC (The UN Economic and Social Council) and the United Nations on the MDGs, go to http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/about/mdg.shtml
Some other sites talking about any new goals or continuation of goals not reached, see:
And of course, financing the post-2105 agenda: http://www.worldbank.org/mdgs/post2015.html
More at http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/summit. See the bottom of this page for the agenda for post-2015 Millennium Development Goals. (This was just the starting point.)
Hundreds of groups such as the Hunger Project, EndWorldHunger2030, The UNDP, and groups such as UNICEF and CARE have gotten behind the goal of eradicating extreme poverty. This won’t mean that there won’t be millions of people still struggling with poverty or inequality or hunger or even famines, but that we will have made major progress towards moving people out of the most crippling forms of extreme poverty.
“Change the world” events in 2015
ACTION2015.org – January launch of the action/2015 movement – A new network of global citizens backed by ONE, Civicus, Save the Children and a thousand other groups and leaders like Malala and Melinda Gates. Together dedicated to holding world leaders accountable in the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change. Read their open letter to world leaders. >>
This year, on September 25-27, The U.N. will host a summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. S ustainable development also needs to be addressed and tackled by all nations/parties.
November 30-December 11, 2015 – This is also the year when the world will reach a global agreement on climate change at the Paris Climate Conference, and leading up to it, the Bonn Climate Change Conference – June 2015.
Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (post-2015 MDG):
The members of the United Nations are now in the process of defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the new agenda that must finish the job of the MDGs and leave no one behind.
This agenda will be adopted by Member States at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.
What are the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals?
- End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
- Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
- Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation
- Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum)
- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss
- Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
- Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development
At the end of 2014, the UN Secretary General presented the synthesis report “ The road to dignity by 2030” covering all the processes and reports related to post-2015, including the UN consultations.