UN adopts new global goals

The United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the Global Goals - a new global framework of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate over the next 15 years.

Britain has officially backed the UN framework, titled: “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening was in the General Assembly along with UK youth delegates Arifa Aleem and Ronagh Craddock to witness the historic moment which was introduced by speakers including Pope Francis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Malala Yousafzai.

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