We now have an agreement and a very good name for the agreement it will be called ‘Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ Heads of State will be agreeing a very substantial document in September which if implemented will really put us on a path to a more equitable, fair, just and sustainable planet. Personally I have been engaged in this process since Brazil originally called for a new Summit on Sustainable Development in 2007. It was Colombia and Guatemala who originally put forward the idea of Sustainable Development Goals at a retreat in Solo Indonesia in July 2011. This was originally opposed by development Ministries in the north and many development NGOs.
Now the real business starts of implementation and we all have responsibilities to be part of this and part of monitoring that governments do this time keep their promises.The future is in our hands the crisis of peace versus war, development versus despair, sustainability versus annihilation, are ours to solve with this transformational agenda