SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.... WHAT ARE THEY???
In the year 2000, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, a set of eight goals), were set by the United Nations to eradicate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease. Several improvements, research studies and criticisms later, it was seen that progress was very uneven, with improvements often concentrated in specific regions and among certain social groups. In year 2015 the SDGs were set to tackle a wider range of issues, from gender inequality to climate change. After three years of negotiations and debate, 193 countries agreed to a set SDGS as a bold and ambitious approach. The unifying thread throughout the 17 goals and their 169 targets is the commitment to ending poverty.