2015 is set to be a critical year for the UN and its Member States as they confront the imminent deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDG), lay the foundation of the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) and work to achieve a meaningful global agreement at the end-of-year Paris climate conference in an effort to ensure that no one is left behind.
In addition, the energetic debate around the future SDGs is widely considered to be a chance to reflect on the international community’s successes and failures, and invest in resilience by placing the most vulnerable, especially children, at the centre of the UN’s forward-looking efforts in elaborating a post-2015 agenda. According to the Organization, this means shifting from an agenda that prioritizes the more achievable targets, to a universal agenda that prioritizes tackling vulnerability, by identifying and mitigating risks. This is our collective and ambitious vision for the fight against poverty.
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