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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Ban retains all 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals


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December 5, 2014
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Ban retains all 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets proposed by a United Nations open working group received Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's affirmation on Thursday as he released his synthesis report. The report puts the goals into six "essential elements" -- dignity, people, planet, prosperity, justice and partnership -- meant "to offer conceptual guidance for the work ahead," Ban says. The Guardian (London) (12/4), (free registration) (12/5), The Guardian (London) (12/5)
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