On September 25, 2015, 193 member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda tagged; ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. The development agenda is a set of seventeen global goals with 169 targets, and part of the UN’s efforts to build a comprehensive development plan in order to complete the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs).
It is also aimed at eradicating all forms of poverty and moving the world onto a sustainable development path while ensuring that no one is left behind. The programme is poised to ensure the realisation of the human rights of everyone, achieve gender equality in all spheres of life, and ensure parity in economic, social and environmental dimensions of development.
The MDGs were established following the Millennium summit of the United Nations in 2000, and the agreement under the ‘Future We Want outcome document.’ MDGs Review According to a report, a review of the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) implementation in Nigeria explained that the country registered diverse results across the goals, geographic areas and gender groups. Regardless of progress on some indicators, many of the goals and targets have not been achieved.