United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, 25-27 September 2015, New York
Changing our world
At the three-day summit on sustainable development in 2015, more than 150 world leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York to formally approve an ambitious new agenda for sustainable development.
The new plan, called , included a declaration, 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets.
The goal of the plan: to find new ways to improve the lives of the world's people, to eradicate poverty, to promote prosperity and well-being for all, to protect the environment, and to fight against climate change.
Two months later, at the 2015 Paris Conference on Climate Change also known as COP21, the was signed, then ratified by 187 parties.