A dynamic and results driven candidate with extensive attitude impacting corporate presence, performance and profitability internationally. Influential leader with notable success in academic and execution of social activities with local and international participations. Able to work under pressure and able to adapt to various situations quickly and give full commitment.Enjoy teamwork and at the same time could perform as individual without any difficulties.
Muhamad Aidil Ilham Bin Yunos currently studying Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechanical) at Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute (UniKL MFI). During studying, he loves participating as a volunteer in various kind of event inside and outside the campus. The event that he had involved were youth conference, final year project competition, and sports events. With the experiences, he is able to improve his interpersonal skills, technical and social skills in different environments and situations. Finally, with passionate characters and mindset, he is eager to expand his networking with delegates in 17 Global Goals MUN.
Loreene David developed an early interest in Business and International Relation. Due to this she decided to take up course that is related with her passion. She enrolled herself in Bachelor Degree in International Business in National Energy University, Malaysia. Currently, Loreene is in her final semester of her 3rd year and soon will be going to Heillbronn University,Germany for a student exchange program.
Hamish Daud Wyllie born in Gosford, Australia. He is an architect, presenter and actor. He started his carrier in entertainment industry as a tv host of My Trip and My Adventure in 2013. As an actor, his debut film was Rectoverso (2013), adapted from Dewi Lestari’s novel. Lately, he was the main actor of Trinity, The Nekad Traveler (2013). Besides the entertainment industry, he is also active as the campaigner of #Indonesiaoceanpride. Right now he becomes known as the speaker of so many educational events related to Indonesia’s strategy of facing the economic global by tourist sector and protecting Indonesia ocean by conserving the sharks.
has recently completed his Bsc. in Computer Science and Engineering. He is the Head of Training, Development & Culture of “Litter Farmer” and “Nagar Krishi” which works for Climate action. He is working with Solidarités International as Protection Information Management Supervisor which works for Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation etc. Khorshed is also a certified professional trainer at his country. He loves to smile, learn and motivate people. Khorshed strongly believes that this world can be turned into a better place when all the youth will come forward to achieve and maintain SDGs together.
Wong Kar Ling is currently studying law at University of Malaya, Malaysia. Previously, she was the director of University of Malaya’s Constitutional Team to promote human rights and constitutionalism among the young minds & public and part of the Malaysian team in Asia Pro Bono Conference. Furthermore, she was awarded as the Most Outstanding Delegate in both Asia Youth International Model United Nations and Borneo Model United Nations in 2017. In last December, she was also selected as one of the 8 Most Outstanding Malaysians in 2017 and published in Malaysia leading magazine, Malaysia Tadley. She was also invited for an inspirational programme in a news channel. She is excited to meet the delegates in upcoming Global Goals MUN.
I am an Undergraduate student of Psychology in Pakistan. Apart from my studies I am involved in many community welfare projects and also working as an entrepreneur in the tourism industry of Pakistan from past two years. I love to travel and learn new cultures. I’m very excited to meet you all in Malaysia and work together for Sustainable Developmental Goals.
This is Priyanka Srivastava, 3rd year Computer Science and Engineering student from CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. I am a University Innovation Fellow recognised by the d-School of the Stanford University. . I have been trained in design thinking and lean start-up. I work towards establishment of innovation and entrepreneurship at my campus. I am a Hacker Earth Campus ambassador and a Microsoft Student Partner. I am a social worker and I work for an NGO named ‘Youth for Seva’.I like to network, collaborate and work with the different people for bringing a positive impact in the society.
I am a student of information development system.
I believe in youth the legends of tomorrow.
I love to contribute, public speaking and travel all over the world ( i went to 4 countries and still 192).
I have this quote that i am applying it
‘one day you’ll leave this world behind so live a life you will remember’ AVICII
Recently, I started a startup, where our team working on project for food security and market equality. I believe in equality and when everyone will have the equal access to basic human rights the world will definitely be a better place. From my teenage, I am working as social activist to advocate child rights. I worked with National Child Parliament and National Children Task Force in the past and currently working with different national and international organization to be one of the change makers. In my spare time, I like drawing and painting.
Arslan Rana is a senior student of Business Administration at IQRA University. He is majoring in Marketing with passion and zeal about working for the underprivileged and achieving SDGs Global goals. His extra ordinary film making direction skills makes him stand out in his field. He won many awards in short film making and documentary competitions across Pakistan. He feels this Global Goals MUN 18 will give the opportunity to share his views on Sustainable Development Goals and help the underprivileged by his skills.
Be prou of Vietnamese citizen, I am a junior student majoring in English for Engineering and Technology at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Currently, I am a member of AIESEC in Hanoi functioning inBussiness Development department. I have devoted my college-life in joining a number of both extra-curriculur to volunteering activities from state-own organizationsto NGOs. It was great experiences in my life. On the next April 2018, I will be a part of Global Goals MUN. This time will be the most of my third-year university. I am also a girl who love reading, caring and mentoring for others. To be a good teacher and fulfill students’ potential is my life-mission.
Sokuntheary LY is a Senior student majoring International Relations. A youth from developing country, she grows up surrounded by social issues. Since young age, she has aimed to be a problem solver by the virtue of paying back to her society. Along with academic life, she actively took part in numbers of volunteering in her community. In these past years, she has a remarkably important youth working regarding various social issues which include Combating Human Trafficking and Promoting Safe Migration, Violence against children and women, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. She is one of the four founding members of a youth-led organization, namely ASEAN Youth Leaders Association-Cambodia, working to empower young people in her community.
I am Tiandry Manoa Notiavina from Madagascar. I have been graduated in “Training of English Teaching” at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure of Madagascar”.Passionate about Teaching and Education, I am a volunteer in organizations that set in place projects to reduce the rate of unschooled kids and young in Madagascar. I believe that Education is the key pioneer of all development so that is why I decided to become a teacher. I am conviced that my involvement to volunteer in GGMUN will help me to improve my professional skill, paticularly, to enlarge my view of the 4th Goal: Quality Education, through the interaction with other delegates.
My name is Nelson Ghalan. I am from Hetauda-4, Makwanpur, Nepal. I have been graduated in Business Studies from University Of Patan, Nepal. I am passionate about social work. I have more than 8 years experience in social field so I have done lots of social work in my community by involving of one of the leading organization “Kathmandu jaycees” & Basamadi jaycees”. Recently (2 Years ago) we established our own youth organization name “Youth For Positive Change” & I am the founder president of that organization.Our organization providing drugs awareness trainning & other educational training to youth. we thought, drugs is the mejor problem of todays world so I believe that our little action against drugs will be helpful for society. In 2017, I have been awarded as a krishna laxmi award in Nepal. I am conviced that my involvement to volunteer in GGMUN will help me to improve my skill & learn something new.
My name is Mol Sokvanrith from Cambodia. I am 22 years old, a senior student at Institute of Technology of Cambodia, major in Infrastructure Engineering. My extra-curricular activities are trying to involve myself to the society by volunteering. I have found myself that volunteerism is the crucial way to increase self-confidence and make a better society. Furthermore, volunteering provides an excellence opportunity to meet new people within different educations which we could leverage our experiences and also a great time to confront the fears of public speaking.
is a final year student at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia studying in International Business. Preferred to be called as Izzat, meeting new people and expanding networks has always been Izzat’s passion. Equipped with various experiences in volunteering in and outside the university, Izzat is ready and prepared to meet will all the delegates. To top this, Izzat is also experienced in participating in becoming a delegate in some Model United Nations programs held locally. Currently, Izzat is one of the university’s Students Representative Council obliged to stand and representing the students opinions and voice. Izzat is ready to welcome all delegates.
I’m Khaireen Alizan , currently studying International Business at Universiti Tenaga Nasional. I have been involved with Model United Nations as a delegate. This platform gives me an immense support set skills that develop my potential to the limit. I am really passionate to acquire new skills and learn new things. As a volunteer for 17 Global Goals , it is an honour for me to diversify and amplify my knowledge with MUN goals. Hence , as the voice of youth I want to be aware of the ongoing critical issues and outgrowing problems around the world to an agent of change..
You weren’t given this life to be average, that the quote i believe in. Every single one of us is meant to be phenomenal and don’t ever get satisfied for average. I’m Navin Harikrishnan and commonly known as Krish among my colleagues. I’m in my second year of my Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering at the National University of Malaysia. I’m local and my love towards Malaysian food is endless.We are very much pleased that Malaysia is hosting such a prominent event and we cant wait to showcase the best parts of Malaysia. Finally, I’m very much eager to meet all the delegates and volunteers .
Ahmad Haziq is a final-year student from National Energy University, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus currently majoring in Accounting studies. Over his years studying, he had been appointed as a leader from various club of society in his university, starting from Foundation Club and now, he hold the post of the Vice President of Debate Club.
He has been heavily involved in programmes and event management as he seeks valuable experience and new colleagues from every encounter. With passion and optimistic mindset, he thrived to discharge his duties at his best while meeting others expectation.
Hello, my name is Selly from Indonesia. I am a dreamer and my goals is to change my self then change the world. I hold Bachelor of Science (majoring in Physics) from Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia. I am huge person and spent few years working in Oil & Gas service company in Indonesia, build a startup with my friends and now I move working in Malaysia as an Analyst.
I love meeting new people and learning new things, so please feel free to say hello and share a story with me. I am thrilled, and truly blessed to be a part of Global Goals MUN
Evan Lau has vast experience and research excellence covering the areas of Economics with numerous applications of econometrics techniques. He joined Faculty of Economics and Business Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2005 soon after completing his Ph.D. He servicing as Associate Professor from June 2014 until present. He is the Managing Editor of International Journal of Business and Society (IJBS), an internationally refereed journal. He was the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate at Faculty of Economics and Business from 2016 – 2017 and also the director of Centre for Business, Economics and Finance Forecasting (BEFfore), UNIMAS from 2013 – 2016. He is the Visiting Scholar in Faculty of Economics in University of Cambridge from October 2013 – April 2014. As of today, his journal articles publications are at 84, in which 18 were in the Thomson ISI list. His excellence in research has brought him towards several award winnings including: 3 times recipients of Young Researcher Award in UNIMAS; 2 times recipients Excellent Service Award, numerous research medals from several Research Expo (ITEX, UNIMAS and UPM), best papers from several conferences and Highest Impact Journal Paper Award (Social Science Cluster) for UNIMAS.
As part of recognition and internationalization, he was listed as Top 10% economists in Malaysia since 2008 and Top 12% in Asia since 2012 by the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database. He was also cited as Top 10 Most Productive Malaysian Based Authors in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the year from 2001 to 2010, published by the Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in 2012. He also indeed contributed to society in terms of economic research studies. Thus, an invitation was extended to him for interviews in several special programs on Budget (2006, 2011), post budget 2013 and live radio interview in 2012 on the Malaysian broadcasting station.
(CO FOUNDER OF ENERGI BERSIH INDONESIA)
Right now, he is the head of engineering of CNOOC SES Ltd. (China National Offshore Oil Corporation). He started working at CNOOC SES Ltd. since 2006 as the instrument supervisor.In 2011, he found Komunitas Mahasiswa Sentra Energi (Centre Energy of University Student Community) which was established in 2001 and focusing in social empowerement of local villager by developing sustainable renewable technology. This community was the major winner of Mondialogo Engineering Award 2006/2007 from UNESCO for Solar Water Pumping System (SWPS) in rural areas.In 2012, Nur Setianto found Enerbi (Enerbi Bersih Indonesia) which is a non profit organization on developing (design and installation) of sustainable technology to increase local economic growth. In 2015, EnerBI received awards from Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Indonesia.
Norliza Hashim was the President of Malaysian Institute of Planners in 2005 – 2011. She promotes urban planning to the industry and work towards elevating the profession to greater levels by focusing on professional development. She is the managing director of AJM Planning and Urban Design. She became the board member of Boards of Town Planners Malaysia since 2004. She is also the secretary general of EAROPH (Eastern Regional Organisastion for Planning and Human Settlemens). Besides that, she is also the Director of MIP Low Carbon Cities & Sustainability Centre.
Mohamad Bijaksana Junerosano is an engineer also social entrepreneur who cares about the environment. His passion in environmental conservation (mostly about waste), entrepreneurship, and social issues made him nurtuing Greeneration.
In 2008, he founded the Greeneration, a social enterprise that focuses on promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle through products and programs. Since 2012, he managed Waste4Change, a social entrprise that provide waste management services from upstream to dowstream
He had so many roles related to the environment topic, like the founding member of Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement (Gerakan Indonesia Diet Kantong Plastik), Co-Founder of Forum Bandung Juara Bebas Sampah, and Head of partnerships Indonesia Association of Plastic-Recycling’s Entrepreneur.
Back then, he was the participants of Bayer Young Environenmental Envoy 2006, Young Changemaker Ashoka 2007 and Wirausaha Muda Mandiri 2011.
is a Doctoral student of Applied-Linguistics and Education at University of Tlemcen in Algeria. From Abdallah’s point of view, global peace and justice are fundamental to promote international understanding in order to minimize the clash of civilizations and lead people away from dogmas, prejudices and stereotypes. When he is not busy working nor studying, Abdallah loves spending his time reading books, traveling, swimming, playing football and even doing martial arts. Abdallah is very enthusiastic to help the delegates to promote a global understanding and help them in moderating the flow of debate and interactions throughout the conference.
is a final year student at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus studying International Relations. Food and nutrition security have become Phoenix’s passion, whose passion culminates in a social enterprise she founded that champions underutilised crops and aims to change the food landscape in Malaysia. Phoenix fervently believes that empowered youth have the potential to create the change we want to see in the world. Therefore, by facilitating delegates and sharing her experiences and best practices, she is excited to enable youths to meaningfully achieve that end.
Najifa Nowshin is a Science student at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. MUN has helped Najifa groom herself to become a calm and composed person. For her, every session of a MUN conference is a constant struggle between standing her ground while maintaining serenity. Najifa sees that our climate and environment shapes up not only our livelihood but also our living. Due to the fact that the degrading weather is affecting each and every aspect of our lives including food, infrastructure, health and many others; Najifa believes that SDG 13 takes a strong leap towards combatting to reduce these effects. Therefore, the environment is waiting for none and so our steps must be urgent and precise. Najifa cannot wait to share her knowledge and experience to the delegates with a smile.
is a freshman at University of London studying Law. Sakhir has a high interest in education as, since his childhood, he has been involved in community services related to the provision of education for all, promoting his father’s mission who is actually a lawyer but has social concern towards underprivileged children. Apart from the relation between education and his personal life, Sakhir believes that education is the foremost problem which should be solved since a number of problems arise from lack of quality education. Sakhir looks forward to expanding his global perspectives and meeting delegates from diverse backgrounds through GGMUN 2018 this April
is a freshman at University of Delhi studying Business Economics. Poverty is something that Saarthak does possess a great deal of knowledge about. He has been channelling his interest in poverty issues through his community entrepreneurship society namely Enactus. Saarthak has worked towards alleviating impoverished groups by providing them a sustainable income and providing employment. Saarthak looks forward to seeing all the delegates in Malaysia this April as he believes that GGMUN 2018 would be a fantastic experience for him and all the attendees as well.
” Biologist by profession, environmentalist by passion “
Yasmin Rasyid has a degree in Biology and a minor in Contemporary Religion, a M.Sc in Biotechnology and now pursuing her Ph.D. at sciences. Yasmin Rasyid’s area interest in academia and research is in the field of sustainability science especifically in environment and human health, and community development.
In 2005, she founded EcoKnights, a not for profit environmental organization which focus on environmental education and awareness, community empowerment and environmental communication.
She is currently serving as Vice Chairman of MENGO’s (Malaysia Environmental NGO), a national coalition of 26 environmental and social NGO’s in Malaysia, dealing with environmental issues and matters related to governance, legislation and national policies.
Recently in 2017, Yasmin was awarded the Women Icons Award. In the same year, Yasmin was announced as one of the 30 Top Women Achiever and Leaders Malaysia.
Goals 17: Partnership for the Goal
After having practised investment banking for 18 years over different locations – Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and East Malaysia – Jacqueline made a career shift and focused on entrepreneurship in her home state, Sarawak.
In 2012, Jacqueline and Dr. June Ngo started Tanoti Sdn Bhd, a congregation of Sarawakian women weavers and artisans dedicated towards the production, promotion and proliferation of hand-crafted fabrics especially ancient craft of songket.
Tanoti has received so many achievements till today. The latest is winner of World Craft Council Award of Excellence for Handicraft 2016. Tanoti also has showcased at Paris Fashion Week 2016 , Malaysia Fashion Week 2016, Berlin Ethical Fashion Show 2017 and Khadi: The Future Fabric Show in Dhaka, Bangladesh 2017.
Goals 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
is a Program Director for Aid for Rural Education and Access Initiative in Nigeria. Though he studied Statistics in his university, University of Ibadan, he has demonstrated a great interest in international relations and diplomacy through a number of his noble missions. With his working background, his interests in international relations and diplomacy, as well as his experience in international conferences, he is eager to guide the delegates through debates, thereby having requisite knowledge and clear aims on how to achieve the SDGs innovatively.
is a senior at University of Indonesia studying International Law. She has developed high interests in international issues and global affairs especially justice and peace which has become her main concerns during the past three years. Her skills in negotiation, public speaking, research, and drafting have been well-developed through her number of experiences in international conferences–something she would be very happy about to share with the delegates. She looks forward to developing more of her skills, networking, as well as experiences in multiculturalism through her manifestation of knowledge in the field of justice and peace study for the delegates of GGMUN 2018.
is a Political Economy student at University of Asia and the Pacific. MUN will always be part of her as It has opened opportunities that enabled her to discover the part of herself that she didn’t know it existed. As a human rights activist, Patricia believes that everyone should have the right to justice and peaceful living. She personally considers the SDG 16 as a foundational goal; without strong institutions including observance of human rights and good governance and upholding of the Law, sustainable development could not be achieved. And in reaching this goal, we, the youth should play a crucial role by holding institutions and governments accountable and ensuring inclusivity in the platforms we belong. Patricia looks forward to giving the delegates the best MUN experience with the skills she knew she’s adept with!
is a senior at University of Indonesia studying Social Welfare. She has been actively participating in MUN since 2013, been awarded as best delegates along her participation, and been taking roles as Chair/Co-chair in international-scale conferences, giving her strong understanding about global issues and MUN procedures. For her, climate change is not simply how the earth raises its temperature, but it also affects the human life and causes problems such as food security, natural disaster, and health epidemics which therefore climate action becomes an important topic to be discussed with the delegates all over the world. Mayang looks forward to the delegates’ fruitful debate in the unique nature of the Global Goals MUN.
is a sophomore at University of Indonesia studying Accountancy. Leonardi has joined more than a dozen of national- and international-scale MUN conferences which have shaped him in becoming a MUN expert. Leonardi sees a reformation of education system, along with the advancement of technology, could be the key to improve the quality of education. As discussing about education topics is always fun and inspiring for him, Leonardi is excited to take a part in GGMUN 2018 through Global Goal 4: Quality Education and find the possible solution to tackle the challenges with the delegates.
is an Agricultural Economics student at University of The Philippines Los Baños having passion about both the SDGs and MUN. Presently, John is the Founding Executive Director of the UP Sustainable Development Initiative and the Minister of Education, Research, and Skills Training at the UP Model United Nations. Beside his contributions to MUN, John was once awarded as a silver medalist in International Robot Olympiad in South Korea back in 2009. John’s study background has given him a wider view on the Global Goal 1: No Poverty that may add insightful values to share with the delegates
is a sophomore at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi studying International Law with a minor in Economics and Political Sciences. Youssef is originally from Egypt but has been living in the United Arab Emirates. He has been very interested in the topics of economy, and he believes that tackling hunger issue could be such a way that leads to improving the global economy and and plays key parts in innovative economy in the future. Besides having interests in economics, politics, and diplomacy; Youssef is also into psychology and gaming! Youssef is excited to learn from other international delegates, share with them his ideas and experiences, guide and help the newer delegates in reaching a better understanding of the topic and discussing it in general.
known as Shuvoraj, is a student of Computer Science at University of Macau. Shuvoraj is originally from Bangladesh but has been living in China for completing his study. Shuvoraj believes that it is important to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making process in political, economic, and social areas. Shuvoraj looks forward to meeting all the delegates of the Global Goals MUN 2018 as he believes that Global Goals MUN is such a platform where the young minds can demonstrate ideas for better future.
Abhishek Poddar is in his 2nd year at Amity University, Kolkata, India, studying Political Science. Abhishek learns that since the evolution of mankind, we have witnessed a disparity between the male gender and female gender by the thoughts of partriarchy. Citing from the evidence since the period of the Divine Origin of Kingship, men were given all the importance yet women’s role were restricted to work outside the housework. He believes that that we should progress to a society which does not practice “Gender Equality” but also “Gender Equity” whose term refers to women’s right and equal opportunities in the workplace. Convinced by the fact that the demand for equal treatment and equal opportunities to be given to our women in society has come to prominence in the 21st century, Abhishek looks forward to meeting the delegates of Global Goals MUN this April and finding the best solutions together in order to achieve gender equality.
Golam Samin Rahman is a final year student at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, studying Economics. Golam has been participating in MUN conferences since 2014 and, until now, attended as well as organized at total of 36 MUN conferences. Golam sees that access to quality education is one of the most essential pillars of development and a key element to achieve an economic prosperity for all. Golam is interested to join GGMUN 2018 for its unique structure formation and looks forward to having an opportunity that will add values to his personal development through sharing his knowledge and experiences to the delegates.
is a senior at University of Indonesia studying Public Health Science with specialization in Epidemiology. Natasia has strong concern in health-related issues and aspires to contribute in achieving SDG’s Global Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being. She actively takes part in health-related activities and MUN opportunities as she believes that MUN can be one of the platforms for her to channel her passion towards health matters. Apart from MUN, Natasia is currently pioneering an initiative with the former WHO Representative to Myanmar namely Global Health Initiative Indonesia. She also loves to travel and make handicraft in her spare time. Natasia is excited to have a fruitful debate upon SDG number 3 with the delegates as well as to learn a lot from them.
is a Biotechnology student at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been committed to MUN since 2014 hence having a strong experience as well as understanding about MUN procedure. He understands that real progress in pursuing good health and well-being is by achieving universal health coverage; making essential medicines and vaccines affordable; ensuring that women have full access to sexual and reproductive health care; and ending all preventable deaths of children as he has proper ideas on health issues with his educational background. He is also a good leader to his community. Presently, Syed is serving as President of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in his university (IABC | BRAC University). Syed is excited to meet the delegates as well as to have interesting discussion about good health and well-being.
is a senior at University of the Philippines Los Baños studying Agricultural Biotechnology. Agriculture and food production are two topics that are really close to Jaru’s heart due to the fact that he was born and raised on the farm and spent his childhood watching his parents being farmers. Outside of MUN, Jaru enjoys photo editing and traveling. He cannot wait to meet all the delegates and engage in debate and discussions about Zero Hunger, with a hope that the topic will encourage delegates to promote hunger issue both inside and outside the committee.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world.
The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty. The MDGs established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly diseases, and expanding primary education to all children, among other development priorities.
For 15 years, the MDGs drove progress in several important areas: reducing income poverty, providing much needed access to water and sanitation, driving down child mortality and drastically improving maternal health. They also kick-started a global movement for free primary education, inspiring countries to invest in their future generations. Most significantly, the MDGs made huge strides in combatting HIV/AIDS and other treatable diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.
Key MDG achievements
More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty (since 1990)
Child mortality dropped by more than half (since 1990)
The number of out of school children has dropped by more than half (since 1990)
HIV/AIDS infections fell by almost 40 percent (since 2000)
The legacy and achievements of the MDGs provide us with valuable lessons and experience to begin work on the new goals. But for millions of people around the world the job remains unfinished. We need to go the last mile on ending hunger, achieving full gender equality, improving health services and getting every child into school beyond primary. The SDGs are also an urgent call to shift the world onto a more sustainable path.
The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and tackle some of the more pressing challenges facing the world today. All 17 Goals interconnect, meaning success in one affects success for others. Dealing with the threat of climate change impacts how we manage our fragile natural resources, achieving gender equality or better health helps eradicate poverty, and fostering peace and inclusive societies will reduce inequalities and help economies prosper. In short, this is the greatest chance we have to improve life for future generations.
The SDGs coincided with another historic agreement reached in 2015 at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Together with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, signed in Japan in March 2015, these agreements provide a set of common standards and achievable targets to reduce carbon emissions, manage the risks of climate change and natural disasters, and to build back better after a crisis.
The SDGs are unique in that they cover issues that affect us all. They reaffirm our international commitment to end poverty, permanently, everywhere. They are ambitious in making sure no one is left behind. More importantly, they involve us all to build a more sustainable, safer, more prosperous planet for all humanity.