Leaders call for 'less conversation, more action' after adopting U.N. global goals

September 26, 2015 3:51 AM

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Leaders call for 'less conversation, more action' after adopting U.N. global goals

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders on Friday adopted the most sweeping agenda ever of global goals to combat poverty, inequality and climate change, capping years of debate and saying now is the time for "a little less conversation, a little more action."

Described by the United Nations secretary-general as "a to-do list for people and planet," the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are to be implemented over the next 15 years with a big global push to win public and political support.

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