Australia is going to set a new measures for replacing the millennium development goals (MDGs) in next week’s UN environment summit in Brazil. In 2000, the MDGs was born in which almost 200 nations pledged to a global partnership to cut poverty, improve health and education and set targets with a deadline of 2015.
Australia at Rio
According to a senior government spokesman, Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, will attend the three-day UN summit in Rio de Janeiro, which is going to start on next Wednesday, will back a proposal driven by central American nations for sustainable development goals (SDGs) to replace the MDGs. The new goals, which are going to set by Australia in the meeting will cover areas like the economy, environment, social needs, ocean and land management, health, education and poverty eradication.
Australia and Giulard
According to the draft text the new actions of SDGs should be concise and easy to communicate, limited in number, aspirational, global in nature and universally applicable to all countries while taking into account different national policies and priorities. According to a senior government spokesman the concept of the SDGs had reasonable support, but there was no guarantee they would be endorsed.
Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, confirm that this summit will strain on the blue economy and focus on issues like improved fisheries management through international and regional deals. She further said that she will present a scenario for protecting oceans such as through the marine park plan announced on Thursday by Environment Minister of Australia,Tony Burke, and deliver environmental as well as social and economic benefits.
In an existing plan known as the Coral Triangle Initiative, Australia is its partner and Ms Gillard also will host the launch of an indigenous land and sea managers network, to share skills and knowledge from indigenous people across many countries.