"Wonderful challenge" setting new UN development goalsListen /
The setting of new UN goals for sustainable development has been described as a "wonderful challenge" and a unique opportunity to benefit the whole of humanity.
The goals are set to replace existing poverty targets, the Millennium Development Goals or MGDs, the deadline for which is 2015.
Member States of the UN are meeting in New York at the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development, the main United Nations platform dealing with the Post-2015 Agenda.
The Forum meets once a year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The President of ECOSOC is Martin Sajdik.
Daniel Dickinson asked him about the role of the Forum.