The 193-member United Nations(UN) on Friday endorsed "Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" - 17 broad goals and 169 specific targets to eradicating extreme poverty and combating climate change.
In endorsing the progressive blueprint, the international organization has acknowledged the growing plight of the world's poor and displaced people. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the new goals as embodying " the aspirations of people everywhere for lives of peace, security and dignity on a healthy planet."
Although the road map is a greatly needed and much wanted fantastic plan, it comes with basic flaws that could effect its implementation. That the plan is non-binding characterizes an early conceptual flaw toward its success. The implementation of the agenda will be debated at the headquarters of the international body in New York City, New York, this weekend.
The agenda with dreams of healthy lives, quality education, clean drinking water, sanitation, reliable modern energy, making cities safe, reducing inequality within and among nations, promoting economic growth and good governance, is a welcomed good humanitarian attempt by diplomats to protect and to sustain the liberty, dignity and welfare of all the people.
Yet, one goal of the plan is the key to its success - good governance. If good governance transcended all the nations of the world, then there would be no extreme poverty. Good governance is the key to sustaining international order, peace and security. And should this goal of "Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" should ever become effective, extreme poverty could be eliminated by 2030 and so could the devastating conditions contributing to climate change.