On Friday the 25th of September in New York, representatives of 193 countries committed their countries to backing the 17 global goals put together by the United Nations as a road map to world’s development over the next 15 years. The ambitious goals aims to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality for all people in all countries. The aim of the goals is to reduce poverty and all the other challenges identified by the goals. British Prime Minster David Cameroon changed the other signatories to the global goals to aim to eradicate rather than reduction of things like extreme poverty.

The three-day UN summit on sustainable development which saw the 193 member nation sign the 17 global goals opened with speeches from Pope Francis and the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. It was followed by songs from Shakira and Angelique Kidjo.

Some people argued that SDGs are just Millennium Development Goals repackaged and it will probably not be a great success, just as Millennium Development Goals cannot be argued to have been a resounding success.