Barack Obama backs United Nations development goals

September 28, 2015 3:46 AM

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New York: Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind an ambitious set of 17 United Nations goals designed to end extreme poverty, restrict infectious diseases and halt environmental degradation around the world by 2030.

"Today I am committing the United States to achieving the sustainable development goals," the United States president told assembled world leaders and diplomats gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

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