The UN wants to end poverty and climate change in the next 15 years.
More than 150 world leaders are attending a three-day UN summit to formally adopt some ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations asked civil society groups, businesses and governments the question: "How can we make the world a better place?"
The response was huge. People lobbied for their favourite causes that they were passionate about. They took a couple of years to make a list.
The Stream's Femi Oke explains what these goals are and how such proclamations have fared in the past.