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Newsletter l Moving Targets - Can the Sustainable Development Goals Deliver after 2015?

Posted date: 
Wed, 08/28/2013
Source of the information: 
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environment Change

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been shaping the global development agenda for over a decade. With the target date of 2015 fast approaching, determining a new development agenda has become an urgent priority for the international community. Following an agreement by Member States at the Rio+20 summit in 2012, a process has been launched to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a successor framework to come into effect after the MDGs expire. The new goals are to address the multiple crises facing humanity through a more inclusive process, aiming for equal treatment of the economic, social and environmental dimensions in the implementation.

This issue of Dimensions contributes to the debate on the SDGs and, as always, offers a platform for discussion and opinions.


  • Into the Danger Zone—Using integrated risk governance research for sustainability
  • Wishful Thinking?—Why countries should not rush into the creation of a new list of goals
  • A Different Ending—To achieve a transition to sustainability we must turn knowledge into action
  • Change Making—Education, transformation and UNESCO’s role in our sustainable future
  • Environmental Targets—Innovative partnerships for a successful Post-2015 Agenda


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