Global partnerships must be strengthened if the new sustainable development agenda is to be a success.
That's according to a report launched on Friday by more than 20 UN agencies and partners who tracked international commitments towards realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.
Dianne Penn reports.
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.
Trillions of dollars may be needed to finance a new global development agenda, a senior UN official has said.
In September, the international community is due to meet in New York to decide on the so-called Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.
They will replace the Millennium Development Goals which are due to expire at the end of this year.