Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator AJ Nicholson, says significant external support will be needed, in order for Jamaica to implement the new sustainable development goals, SDGs, that were adopted today by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The SDGs refer to 17 universal targets and indicators that UN members will use to frame their policies over the next 15 years.

They’ll become globally applicable beginning in January 2016, replacing the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs which will expire by the end of the year.

By adopting the SDGs, UN members commit to ending poverty in all forms across the globe, ensure urgent action on climate change and ensure there’s affordable energy for all.

Minister Nicholson addressed the UN General Assembly today.

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Senator Nicholson told the UN meeting that Jamaica will be a committed partner in the global effort to meet the SDG targets.

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