Spread word of global goals to two billion people

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Prior to starting its seventy-first general debate, the General Assembly held a brief special segment to mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).UN Photo/Cia Pak

The full details that explain the internationally agreed sustainable development goals, need to be spread to two billion people worldwide.

That's the hope of the UN Secretary-General speaking at an event to mark the first anniversary of the goals, known as the SDGs.

Daniel Dickinson reports

The 17 targets of the SDGs include ending poverty, hunger, tackling climate change and putting the world on a more sustainable development path.

They were agreed one year ago by the 193 Member States of the United Nations.

The Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, who championed the SDGs told a special meeting at the UN that it's more important than ever before to make sure the whole world is informed about the targets.

"Everybody's future is at stake. That is why I want everyone to be informed and engaged. By the end of next year, we aim to have recruited 1 million agents of transformation who will spread the word to 2 billion people. To that end, we are working with Governments, civil society and major players in advertising and the media."

Recent figures from the UN show that globally one person in eight, still lives in extreme poverty, while nearly 800 million are still going hungry.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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