World leaders set to launch development goals estimated to cost trillions each year to wipe out global poverty.
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.