In September 2015, the heads of 193 United Nations (UN) Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The agenda provides a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted in 2000, with a view to ending poverty in all forms and dimensions, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.
Lisa E. Sachs,
Sustainable Development Goals: How Can the Mining Sector Contribute?,
The Guardian, March 29, 2016
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