“The UN is working with governments everywhere to define the next global agenda to address extreme poverty and preserve the planet. The data from MY World continues to inform these processes and be used by decision makers around the world.”
2015 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals, which were established at the turn of the millennium by member states of the United Nations. Some goals were achieved ahead of schedule while some are severely lagging. The Post-2015 Agenda is being developed, where the global development agenda will refocus Millennium Development Goals with sustainable development at its core.
With rising tensions amongst nuclear states, nuclear weapons made headlines in 2014. After Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011, ramifications on health, food safety, water safety, continued to appear as topics of public interest in 2014. Although nuclear weapons and nuclear power related issues are being considered in the development of the Post-2015 Agenda, it is not gaining popularity amongst the public.
For an update on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, please visit http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
If you are living in the Atlanta, Georgia area, The United Nations Association of Atlanta is launching a Young Professionals group, connecting youths to the Millennium Development Goals. We are looking for volunteers who want to take leadership roles for each of the goals. Goal leaders are encouraged to educate their group on selected global issues and current events, implement creative projects to bring awareness to selected issues, and work with other core team members in expanding United Nations Association Young Professionals of Atlanta. For more information, please contact Moorissa Meritseba Tjokro at firstname.lastname@example.org.