Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Fionuala Cregan This weekend, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York to endorse, to much fanfare, celebrity endorsement and self-congratulation, the new global plan for poverty: “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Otherwise known as The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meanwhile, far from […]
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