2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On 25 September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a new agenda: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Now, the so called Sustainable Development Goals replace the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). The new agenda follows a universal approach and will apply to developing, emerging and developed countries alike. It should also form the basis for a changed global partnership. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals link the principle of sustainability with economic, environmental and social development. For the second time after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, in this agenda, poverty alleviation and sustainability will be merged into one agenda.

The agenda was preceded by an international preparatory process which took more than three years. The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) participated strongly in these important discussions, known as the “post-2015 agenda”. In this context,

DIE has published numerous publications and organized international conferences and events. This special represents the Institute’s latest work on post-2015 and 2030 agenda.