The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released their much anticipated Zero Draft, which contains a proposal for goals and targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The goals are as follows:
- End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- End hunger, achieve food security and adequate nutrition for all, and promote sustainable agriculture
- Attain healthy life for all at all ages
- Provide equitable and inclusive quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all
- Attain gender equality, empower women and girls everywhere
- Secure water and sanitation for all for a sustainable world
- Ensure access to affordable, sustainable, and reliable modern energy services for all
- Promote strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all
- Promote sustainable industrialization
- Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities and human settlements
- Promote sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Promote actions at all levels to address climate change
- Attain conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas
- Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems and halt all biodiversity loss
- Achieve peaceful and inclusive societies, rule of law, effective and capable institutions
- Strengthen and enhance the means of implementation and global partnership for sustainable development
In addition, the zero draft contains proposed targets for the afforementioned goals. To read the document in its entirety, download it here.
Supplementary to the document, is a letter from the co-chairs intorducing the zero draft. Download the letter here.
The next session of the Open Working Group will take place from 16-20 June. In the meantime, Member States will have an opportunity to consult on the zero draft's goals, targets, and means of implementation.