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Consensus reached on new Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted

2 August 2015

Concluding a negotiating process that has featured the unprecedented participation of civil society, countries agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 goals that would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection. The proposed text includes the outcome of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, calls to promote resilience and disaster risk reduction, and its goals take into account the impact of disaster...



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.