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INTRODUCTION The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended to be universal in the sense of embodying a universally shared common global vision of progress towards a safe, just and sustainable space for all human beings to thrive on the planet. They reflect the moral principles that no-one and no country should be left behind, and that everyone and every country should be regarded as having a common responsibility for playing their part in delivering the global vision. In general terms, all of the goals have therefore been conceived as applying both as ambitions and as challenges to all countries. All of the goals and targets contain important messages and challenges for developed and developing countries alike. The different goals and targets will however represent different degrees of challenge and ambition for different countries depending on their present state of development and other national circumstances. So when it comes to implementation different countries will need to give different degrees of attention and effort to the different goals and targets, depending on where they stand in relation to them at present, their differentiated responsibilities and their different capabilities and resources. The balance between the social, economic and political effort needed to deliver the different objectives is also likely to be different in different countries. Much of the international discussion in the formation of the SDGs has naturally and rightly concentrated on the pressing development needs of the developing countries and the support they will need from more developed countries and the international community in achieving the goals. Some of the individual goals and targets have been particularly shaped and calibrated to express the needs and aspirations of developing countries; and others express the responsibilities of the developed world to assist the development process in the developing world. The SDGs have however always been intended to go beyond the MDGs and to provide a comprehensive vision and framework for the evolution of all countries in the years ahead. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) therefore commissioned Stakeholder Forum to prepare this new report as a contribution to redressing the balance of the debate on these issues. It examines how the SDGs as universal goals include significant challenges to developed countries to transform their own societies and economies in a more sustainable direction as well as contributing strongly to the global effort to speed the achievement of sustainable development in the developing countries. Development Goals and its associated targets. Goal 1. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-
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  • Fall '15
  • Sustainable Development Goals

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