The Sustainable Development Goals are adopted!

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The Sustainable Development Summit is underway in New York City.

The summit kicked off yesterday with an historic opening address by Pope Francis, a call to action from Malala Yousafzai and performances by Shakira and Angelique Kidjo among other events. 

The new sustainable development goals or global goals as they are widely referred to got adopted by the General Assembly too! Now comes the hard part: acting on the newly adopted goals.

For a recap of yesterday’s events, click here.

To learn more about the sustainable development goals, click here.

The 2015 Global Citizen Festival is now also a part of UN week. Tonight in Central Park many will celebrate the launch of the global goals and join the movement to fight against extreme poverty. The events can be followed online clicking this link.

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