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Australia downplays the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations adopted a new global development agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Australia, however, this agenda seems to be making little headway. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set in 2000, predecessors to the SDGs, were a unifying call to action to increase foreign aid from developed countries. They were simple enough to remember and were ultimately successful, given the global reduction in poverty (thanks in no small part to economic growth in China and India).
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