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.