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By Namrita Shankar,

Evolution of Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global development targets adopted by the member countries of the United Nations (UN) in September 2015. The SDGs aim to guide the global development agenda through 2030. They are universal and broader in scope than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), reflecting the view that development needs to be economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. This was reflected in how many aspects the goals cover and the fluid nature of the targets.

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Namrita Shankar is a Research Intern at CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies. Views expressed by the author are personal and need not reflect or represent the views of Centre for Public Policy Research.

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