Sustainable Development Agenda will develop nations – UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Saturday says the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda by 193 UN member states will ensure sustainability in both developed and developing countries.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.

“The 2030 Agenda agreed to today by 193 nations is an important and unique moment in our shared history.

“For the first time, we have a development agenda that was focused on sustainability in both the developing and the developed world.

“UNEP is committed to working toward the 17 Global Goals and supporting countries in integrating the environmental dimension in their development ambitions.

“We have a unique opportunity to work on a global agenda that unites us as a planet and a community of nations.

“Embracing this task with commitment and ambition can make the 2030 Agenda a pivotal moment in the history of our world,’’ the statement said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of 2015.

The SDGs has169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues.

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