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World right to have expectations for new development goals

People around the world have the right to have high expectations for the new development goals that are being finalized at the United Nations in New York this week.

That’s according to the UN, Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson.

Seventeen new poverty and sustainable development targets have been agreed, which will frame international development for the next 15 years.

They’re called the global goals, also known as the SDGs.

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Electricity essential for live-saving health care

One of the key aims of the new development goals that have been agreed by the international community is to make sure that people across the world have access to energy.

In the health sector a stable electricity supply is essential to care for patients.

That’s according to Dr Laura Stachel, from the non-profit organization ‘We Care Solar’.

‘We Care Solar’ has been awarded a grant by the UN to fund development activities in energy for sustainable development.

Siobhán Garside asked Dr Stachel about her project – the Solar Suitcase.

Duration: 3’26”


South African orphan commits to helping others

A 17-year old orphan from South Africa says he was inspired by former President Nelson Mandela to follow his dream of helping disadvantaged people in his country.

Richard Selebogo is attending a three-day Youth Assembly at the United Nations where young people are discussing new development  goals, which are due to be agreed by world leaders in September.

Siobhán Garside asked Mr Selebogo what motivated him to get involved.

Duration: 1’35”