Long list of sustainable development goals likely to stay, UNDP says

January 19, 2015 6:08 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is unlikely U.N. member states will push for a cut in the number of proposed sustainable development goals - and risk undoing painstaking talks - despite concerns there are too many of them, the head of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) said.

The current draft of SDGs, produced after formal discussions, panels and U.N. working group meetings, includes 17 goals and 169 targets ranging from ending hunger to combating climate change and conserving oceans.

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