In response to today’s global development challenges, the international community is designing an agenda beyond 2015 with poverty eradication and sustainable development at its core. The United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda seeks to deepen and extend efforts pursuant to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) called for in the Rio+20 Conference, aims to advance principles for sustainable development adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and promulgated through Agenda 21. Today, these efforts are in the process of converging in one Post-2015 Development Framework centred on poverty eradication at the core, and embracing the three dimensions of sustainable development – that are environmental, economic and social - at the same time.
Global Trade Opportunities and Sustainable Development Goals
Keywordsglobal trade, MDGs, development