Daily Archives: Sep 24, 2015

The UN summit to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place against a depressing background. Seemingly every day there are new scenes of crisis, poverty, human displacement and environmental damage somewhere in the world. The urgent need for a concerted global effort to tackle the root causes of these disasters by promoting sustainable development has never been stronger.

Nor can anyone doubt the hard work that has gone into drawing up the 17 goals and ensuring that they focus on all that needs to be done. But it is this comprehensive nature – and the 169 sub-goals – which sets tough challenges for individual countries. Read more