September 23rd, 2016

INTERVIEW – World leaders must show us the money to hit goals on poverty, inequality – UN adviser

LONDON, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – World leaders need to ramp up investment to achieve a set of global goals agreed a year ago to combat poverty, inequality, and make the world a safer place by 2030, according to a key adviser on the United Nation’s blueprint for the future.

Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia University economist, is special adviser to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) signed by the U.N.’s 193 member states in a blaze of publicity with backing from the Pope to Shakira.

But a year on and studies are giving poor progress reports to the ambitious, broad set of 17 goals with 169 targets that were adopted after three years of brainstorming.

Read the full interview at Reuters.


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