No Point Going Halfway

In the year 2000, the United Nations established a set of 8 international development goals called Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with specific targets and dates for achieving them. All the 189 United Nations member states at that time and 23 international organizations committed to help to reach these goals by 2015:

1 - To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2 - To achieve universal primary education
3 - To promote gender equality
4 - To reduce child mortality
5 - To improve maternal health
6 - To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
7 - To ensure environmental sustainability
8 - To develop a global partnership for development

During the last 15 years, a great progress was made towards these goals:
  • 43 million more kids go to schools
  • Over 2 billion more people get clean drinking water
  • 28% of the world was living in extreme poverty (people living on less than $1.25 a day) in the year 2000, but today in 2015 that number has halved
But there is still a lot of work to do, and there is no point going halfway. So on September 25th of this year, the United Nations launched the new #GlobalGoals in an effort to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change by 2030. These goals are meant to build on the progress of the last 15 years and finish what has been started. 
The new global goals
The 17 new Global Goals were shared with the world. But if the goals are going to work, everyone in the planet need to know about them. So read about the goals here and spread the word. As #GlobalCitizens we are all responsible, this is not just a responsibility of the world leaders only.

Extreme poverty can end by 2030. We can all make it happen. Share the #GlobalGoals with everyone you know. These goals are for everyone, everywhere.
At Sustainable Cambodia we believe in sustainable development and we believe that all together we can finish the job.


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