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UN’s new framework to build inclusive societies will 'ensure healthy lives at all ages'

It will formulate ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, taking forward the framework of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were introduced in 2000 with a 15 year timeframe.

The new framework will, like the MDGs, attempt to address the causes and manifestations of poverty. “The new agenda will reflect the urgency of finishing the work of the MDGs, reaching the marginalised and vulnerable, and investing in children and young people,” said United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. “It will aim to build inclusive societies, strong institutions and shared prosperity.”

The United Nations is currently reviewing 17 goals and 169 targets for the MDGs, which will be discussed and finalised at the United Nations Assembly in September this year. Health is included in the main priorities of the new strategy, which include:

UN’s new framework to build inclusive societies will 'ensure healthy lives at all ages'