The New Global Goals Sustainable Development Goals


They are a set of new global development targets accepted by the UN General Assembly to replace the Millennium Development Goals that expire at the end of 2015. They include 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues.

Voices around the world are demanding leadership in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want.

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to adopt a new agenda and commit to the 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. This is also the year when they will reach a global agreement on climate change at the Paris Climate Conference.

These new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Permanently.

This new development agenda should apply to all countries, promote peaceful and inclusive societies, create better jobs and tackle the environmental challenges of our time—particularly climate change.

The Millenniun Development Goals (MDGs) drove progress in several important areas:

   1. Income poverty
   2. Access to improved sources of water
   3. Primary school enrollment
   4. Child mortality


Yet the job is unfinished for millions of people—we need to go the last mile on ending hunger, achieving full gender equality, improving health services and getting every child into school. Now we must shift the world onto a sustainable path.

The SDGs must finish the job that the MDGs started, and leave no one behind.

 

 

The Millennium Development Goals in Ghana Eight Goals Until 2015

UNDP and the MDGs in Ghana

We are committed to help Ghana achieve the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in consecutive Five-Year Plans.

We aim to improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in Ghana. In September 2000, Ghana committed herself to tracking these eight time-bound MDGs and associated indicators. Progress towards the attainment of the MDGs has been reported annually since 2002 in many national documents including the Annual Progress Report (APR) on the implementation of the Medium-Term Development Frameworks, namely, the GPRS I, GPRS II and GSGDA.

In addition, special MDG reports are prepared on biennial basis which examine trends in the attainment of the goals, supportive environment, challenges, and resource needs for the achievement of the goals. In all, five such reports have been prepared in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 by the NDPC with support from UNDP in Ghana.

Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana


As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, a successor  global development framework is required to advance global development agenda beyond 2015. The United Nations has been leading a process of open, inclusive consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development goals.

Ghana was one of the countries selected to host a series of stakeholder engagements in the first round of national consultations that took place in over 50 countries in 2012-13. The purpose was to solicit the priorities that should be the focus of the Post-2015 agenda – the “what”.

Read more about the stakeholder consultations and localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana.

 

Our Partnerships

  • Alt In Ghana, the Ministry of Finance is the principal implementing partner of UNDP programmes. More
  • Alt The National Development Planning Commission is the lead government institution on development planning policy and strategy.More
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