Jeffrey Sachs, UN Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals on why goals matter, and why countries must now be more ambitious to ensure a better, safer, more prosperous world.

The Millennium Development Goals have shown that goals matter. They  helped countries all over the world to focus that our highest priority is the life and death struggle of poor people. To help them not only to survive but to get out of extreme poverty […] Governments now have to achieve a new vision – that is the vision of sustainable development, which means combining economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. That’s the concept that can keep up safe, that can be a path to fairness in the world and a path to prosperity […] This can be done.