Denmark part of global agreement for sustainable development – The Post

Denmark part of global agreement for sustainable development

The new agenda will be approved at the UN General Assembly in September

Final 17-goal document stipulates that all nations must contribute to these ends globally and nationally (photo: iStock)
August 10th, 2015 4:34 pm| by Christian W
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After two years of negotiations, all of the UN member states have agreed to a new agenda regarding sustainable development.

The new agenda will be approved at the UN General Assembly (September 25-27) and the foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, is pleased that key Danish priorities – such as equality, climate and human rights – have been reflected in the final 17-goal document.

“It’s pleasing that all of the world’s nations are now ready to approve targets for the global development that combines the battle against poverty with caring for our climate and environment,” Jensen said.

“I am very satisfied that the central Danish priorities are reflected in the final document that we look forward to approving under the Danish chairmanship at the UN General Assembly in September.”

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Following up on Rio
The new 17-goal agreement will replace the current eight-goal target that is due to expire this year, and it will follow up on the UN Conference in Rio concerning sustainable development.

The new agreement underlines that financial growth and the fight against poverty goes hand in hand with sustainable development and that all nations must contribute to these ends globally and nationally.