No “band-aid” for world’s problems

No “band-aid” for world’s problems


New development goals agreed by the international community seek to get to the root of the world’s problems rather than just, in the words of a senior UN official, put a band-aid on them.

The Sustainable Development Goals, which are due to be endorsed by world leaders at the United Nations in September, replace the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of 2015.

Amina Mohammed is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.

Daniel Dickinson began by asking her to put the new goals, known as the SDGs, into an historical context.

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