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Summit year 2015

From MDGs to SDGs: financing sustainable development

2015 – the year of the German G7-Presidency – is a decisive one for development finance; at the UN General Assembly in September, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be superseded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will bring together the economic, ecological and social targets and will apply equally to developing, emerging market and industrialised countries. In November/December 2015 at the COP21 climate conference in Paris a new international climate agreement will be negotiated. And prior to this in July 2015, the Financing for Development conference will be held in Addis Ababa following on from the Monterrey and Doha conferences, with the aim of designing an international financial framework for implementing the SDGs. The financing requirements resulting from the SDGs will be huge, with state development banks playing a key role in this regard.

++Alleviating poverty still a key topic++More than a billion people without access to primary health care++Crises and conflicts – a growing phenomenon++

Poverty has many faces

Up until now alleviating poverty has been the most important goal in development cooperation. The importance of including all the facets of poverty.

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Refugee relief

Alongside economic, social and ecological aspects, peace and security will be an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Refugee relief will also figure among them.

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Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General, about sustainable energy.

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