Sustainable Development Goals: Assessing Commitments towards Financing and Inequality

  • 2016
  • Neeti Biyani

In September 2015, heads of States and representatives of 193 countries assembled at the United Nations General Assembly to give shape to the Post-
2015 Development Agenda: ‘Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A set
of 17 goals and 169 associated targets, the SDGs are expected to be used as a framework by governments across the world for shaping national agenda and
policies over the next fifteen years. SDGs succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the first global, time-bound and quantified targets to address abject poverty and inequity – which were agreed upon by 189 United Nations member states in 2000 for the purpose of shaping the global development agenda between 2000 and 2015.

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