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#GlobalGoals- What’s it all about?

Last weekend saw the largest ever gathering of Presidents and Prime Ministers, in New York City for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015.

The aim of the summit was to bring together world leaders and commit to a new global development agenda for the post 2015 world.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals, which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals, put more emphasis on countries of the Global North pulling their weight, environmentalism and sustainability, as well as combating poverty and inequality throughout the world.

Without follow-through these Goals are empty promises. You can help make them a reality by calling on your local TD to recommit to Ireland’s global promise, increasing the overseas aid budget to .7% of national income. Write to your TD here.

To learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the Global Goals see here.