After over two years of negotiations, the agenda was finally agreed in August among the UN’s 193 member states. It includes 17 sustainable development goals, which focus on a number of issues affecting the world, including poverty and hunger, health, education, gender equality and the environment.
The three-day summit kicked off on Friday at the UN headquarters, as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. On Saturday China will co-host the south-south cooperation roundtable. And on Sunday it will jointly hold the Global Summit of Women.
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