Six months after adoption of the new global goals, new tools are at the center of implementation

In September 2015, world leaders came together at the United Nations to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs — or global goals — set measurable, concrete targets for all nations to achieve by 2030. They symbolize a new beat of optimism: a belief in human possibility to chart a course to actually end poverty, hunger, gender inequality, environmental degradation,conflict, and corruption. They’re big goals, to say the least.

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations Photo)

On the eve of the goals’ adoption, Bono made a thoughtful case to “think big, act audaciously, [and] get it right.” Despite his sunglasses and rock star status, he is no starry-eyed idealist. …

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