By: Walk21 Vienna
The world is taking a big step this year. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (planned for adoption in September) will set the new strategic framework for all UN member states to inform their political agendas and policy initiatives over the next 15 years. Countries will be expected to work towards achieving the SDGs.
The SDGs follow on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs 2000-2015), (agreed by governments in 2000) while the MDG’s focussed on poverty and disease alleviation, the SDGs expand the brief to include equitable development and environmental sustainability.