At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to water and sanitation. Enormous progress has been made on the MDGs, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets. Despite this success, the indignity of poverty has not been ended for all.
The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, represents a scaling up of the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.
The United Nations Development Program in Belize (UNDP) on the eve of United Nations Day of last year, October 23, launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations system. The brief but impressive ceremony took place at the Fort George Memorial Park in Belize City under the theme: Strong UN Better World.
As part of that initiative Belize has produced its local version of the SDGs video.