United Nations approve the new Sustainable Development Goals

Eptisa will present the results of a study about Social Requirements for public bids in Latin America during a workshop organized by the Global Compact Network Spain together with AECID

October 05, 2015

This week, in New York, the community of 193 states members of United Nations, including developed and developing countries, has approved the Agenda Post-2015 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which set a series of objectives for the next 15 years.

On this occasion, 17 goals have been discussed, fixed and structured in 169 targets focused on three key milestones: wiping out extreme poverty, fighting inequality and searching for solutions to tackle climate change.

The new feature introduced by the new Agenda Post-2015 is the leading role of business, called to participate more actively in order to make possible the achievement of the goals fixed.

This fact is highly relevant since it will orient the development plans of most countries at a global level, through a collective action encompassing public and private sector, and civil society. Thus, many initiatives, Programmes and investments, and their correspondent financing will be oriented to the achievement of these goals. Another new feature is that the agenda concerns all countries and is not only focused on developing countries, which means that Spain will also have to implement its own agenda to foster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In this context, the Global Compact Network Spain, a UN initiative for business sustainability in the private sector, together with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), has organized a Workshop that will be held in Madrid on October 7th in order to study the possibility to include sustainable development in business strategies.

During the event, Eptisa will participate in a round table where will be presented the results of the study carried on about Social Requirements in public bids in Latin America.

To deepen these issues, you can accede to the last newsletter of the Institutional, Economic and Social Development division, Experiencias de Desarrolloincluding, among others, a specific article about the role of business as a driving force for the Sustainable Development Agenda.

 United Nations approve the new Sustainable Development Goals