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What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green Alert
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and was agreed upon by consensus at the informal meeting of the UN plenary on 2 August 2015. The outcome document of the aforementioned informal meeting is entitled, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and sets aside 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Prior to this - on 29th December 2014 - the United Nations - through its resolution 69/244 - decided that the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York, and convened as a high-level plenar...
Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Green Alert
International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated to recognize the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-being, as well as to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the threats to it. It was on this day in 1992 that the text of the Convention of Biodiversity was adopted. The International Day for Biological Diversity is being celebrated all over India today. The main event is being held in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Following is the text of the message from the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar on this occasion. “Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, to recognise the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-
International Day for Biodiversity Greetings to Everyone!

International Day for Biodiversity Greetings to Everyone!

Green Lens
An onlooker...somewhere in the hustle and bustle of Delhi's urban life! Let's not forget all with whom we share this city. Delhi Greens wishes everyone a Happy and Thoughtful International Day for Biological Diversity. The Theme for the International Day for Biodiversity 2015 is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development. It is important here to note that the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicines we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the house we make are all obtained
Purana Qila Witnesses Demand for Renewing Commitment for the MDGs

Purana Qila Witnesses Demand for Renewing Commitment for the MDGs

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The pretty Preity (Zinta), standing tall at the 'Make Noise for the MDGs' campaign at Purana Qila in New Delhi Purana Qila came alive with music, whistling, shouting and all forms of noise last Saturday with the 'Make Noise for the MDGs' campaign that was part of the 'Stand up, Take action' global call for ending poverty by 2015. A large crowd gathered at the venue and reminded the nations of the world about the United Nations Millennium Declaration that was signed by them on this very day in September 2000. Music performances from across India lighted up the gathering while the star (of the) attraction remained the Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS and for peace, Preity Zinta. She also read aloud the End Poverty pledge while interrupted it in between to become the pretty 'whistle blower'!...
Stand Up, Take Action: Make Noise for the MDGs

Stand Up, Take Action: Make Noise for the MDGs

Events
A decade ago in September 2000, world leaders had come together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that are now known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. To ensure effective implementation of

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