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Financing For Development Forum

Report on the Forum on Financing for Development to Fund the Sustainable Development Goals

By: Sr. Marianne Sennick

In 2000, the UN adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eliminate the pervasive issues of poverty, illiteracy, illness, and lack of a decent standard of living. The MDGs were supposed to be a means of tackling these intractable problems. So, to continue the process of eradicating these endemic situations, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a measure to achieve them by 2030. (more…)