Celebrating the 70th UN Organization anniversary, many Heads of State, prime ministers, Government High Representatives, businesses, academia , civil society leaders including Gedaref digital city GDCO Sudan and many stakeholders will meet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 to decide on the new global Sustainable Development Goals and to transfer our world to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (read the declaration in your UN language). These goals were built on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. They seek to realize the human rights of all, end poverty and hunger, improve quality of education, improve health, environment and climate change, achieve gender equality , empowerment of all women and girls and development of strong public, people private partnership. These goals and targets are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
Gedaref digital city organization GDCO Sudan, is a civil society organization founded in a partnership of the digital city of Eindhoven in Netherlands, It is part of the telecentre movement where 87531 Individual Telecentres in 52 countries with 73 Telecentre Networks in 6 Regional Networks sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices for marginalized, undeserved and disadvantage communities development. We are partners for connecting people equally so we are winner of 7 global information for development awards. We are partner for this summit and accredited to participate 138.
How these Sustainable development goals (SDGs) developed?
Rio+20 or the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Conference is a UN conference took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. Thousands of participants from the governments, private sector, NGOs and other groups, came together to shape how they can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet. The official discussions focused on two main themes:
1- how to build a green economy to achieve SD and lift people out of poverty;
2- How to improve international coordination for sustainable development.
One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference (The future we want) was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Open Working Group set a proposal contains 17 goals and 169 associated targets on sustainable development for consideration and appropriate action by the General Assembly at its 68th session.
The first session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals took place on Thursday and Friday, 14-15 March 2013 and the 13th sessions on 14-18 July 2014 in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York.
In the Rio+20 outcome document, member States agreed that sustainable development goals (SDGs) must:
10. Include active involvement of all relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, in the process.
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