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Coming Up: UN Summit to adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda

In just a few weeks, the United Nations General Assembly will convene to adopt 17 Global Goals that are part of “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

The goals will be presented September 25-27 and were agreed to by 193 United Nations member states in early August. These goals are geared to help impoverished countries and combat climate change. The 2030 Agenda has been hailed as a “new universal agenda” for humanity,” promising to improve our world by 2030.”

Over the next fifteen years the Sustainable Development Goals, which are part of the agenda,  will tackle such challenges of climate change as how to mitigate the adverse impacts of global temperature warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification; all have threatened poor, less developed countries and those living in coastal areas and on small islands.

A few days ago when the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda’ to Member States for adoption, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the agenda was designed to bring the international community closer to decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all.

Pope Francis is scheduled to address the General Assembly the morning of September 25. The summit is part of the Seventh Annual Climate Week in New York City, which brings together key players in business, government and society who have been working towards low carbon transition. There are many events and activities planned, some of which focus on the upcoming 2015 PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21). Last year, Climate Week NYC saw more than 300,000 people demonstrating in the streets of Manhattan demanding climate action.

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