UNFPA & the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 1.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere One in five people in developing countries live on less than $1.25 a day. Millions of others live on only slightly more, and are at risk of slipping back into extreme poverty. Poor health and lack of access to education both result from poverty and help perpetuate it. Conflicts and disasters also contribute to these dire circumstances, undermining social and economic stability. UNFPA works with governments, other UN agencies and partners to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care in developing countries, where reproductive health problems are a leading cause of ill health and death for women and girls of childbearing age.
UNFPA also works to eliminate harmful practices like child marriage, which keep girls from school, and advocates for young people’s access to health care, skills development and jobs. UNFPA also responds to the reproductive health needs of people caught in emergencies. UN Millennium Project. The world has made significant progress in achieving many of the Goals.
Between 1990 and 2002 average overall incomes increased by approximately 21 percent. The number of people in extreme poverty declined by an estimated 130 million 1. Child mortality rates fell from 103 deaths per 1,000 live births a year to 88. Life expectancy rose from 63 years to nearly 65 years. An additional 8 percent of the developing world's people received access to water. But progress has been far from uniform across the world-or across the Goals.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the epicenter of crisis, with continuing food insecurity, a rise of extreme poverty, stunningly high child and maternal mortality, and large numbers of people living in slums, and a widespread shortfall for most of the MDGs. United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015. 17 Proposed Goals (Press Release) 17 Proposed Goals (Full Text) Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Follow-up The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Preamble This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. Introduction 1. Sustainable Development Goals and targets 54. Goal 2. SDGs. Amina Mohammed on the Sustainable Development Goals. This weekend world leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to define a sustainable development agenda through 2030, a process built on the successes, failures and lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000 and expiring at the end of this year. The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a global framework of 17 goals designed to address humanity’s most pressing problems, from poverty and hunger to health, education, gender equality, energy, climate change and environmental sustainability.
Earlier this month, TriplePundit spoke with Amina J Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, about the process of defining these goals and turning words into action. The premise is simple: what kind of world do we want? Considering the seven billion people other people in the world and this simple premise turns into a thorny nest of complexity. The aspirations of a new century Universal, transparent Ms. Sustainable Development Goals from UNDP. Voices around the world are demanding leadership in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change.
These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This September, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. This is also the year when they will reach a global agreement on climate change at the Paris Climate Conference. These new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Paul Ladd, Director of the UNDP Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, talks about 2015, a year in which countries will shape a new development agenda and reach a global agreement on climate change. The MDGs drove progress in several important areas: Income povertyAccess to improved sources of waterPrimary school enrollmentChild mortality.
Millennium Development Goals - UN Millennium Project.