n African Journal of Reproductive Health - Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa : call for a paradigm shift - : commentary

Volume 20 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606


Heads of States and Governments met in New York at the General Assembly in September 2015 to agree to a set of successor goals to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tagged "Leave No One Behind", the SDGs is different in many respects from the MDGs. It is more ambitious (17 goals and 169 targets), developed through better consultative, transparent and participatory process, and commits all countries of the world. In comparison, the MDG had limited goals and targets (8 goals and 18 targets), less consultative, transparent and participatory, and are only applicable to developing countries.

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