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UN begins talks on SDGs, ‘carrying the hopes of millions and millions’

24 September 2014

The battle looms over the number of development goals expected to replace the MDGs, reports the Guardian. The proposed 17 goals cover the broad themes of the MDGs – ending poverty and hunger, and improving health, education and gender equality – but also include specific goals to reduce inequality, make cities safe, address climate change and promote peaceful societies. 'Funding is crucial for credibility on climate and post-2015 efforts'...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.