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Kyiv, July, 2016 - In 2000 the United Nations Millennium Declaration identies the targets of global development 2015 – the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The UN Summit convened in 2010 for a major review of progress against the MDGs initiated a rst intergovernmental dialogue on the substantive preparations for the post-2015 global development agenda.

In 2012 the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development the Governments of UN Member States made proposals for a new set of goals, to be named the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs). It launched a process of formulation of the new development goals over the next 15 years, with a deadline of 2030.

The new SDGs were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. UN General Assembly Resolution ‘Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ identifies 17 SDGs and 169 supporting targets. SDGs serve as benchmarks for setting goals at the national level and a monitoring tool to measure social progress in 193 countries.