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China pledges to eradicate poverty by 2020

HONG KONG (SE): China will give its wholehearted support to the global challenge of eradicating poverty by the year 2030, as set down in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, pledging to lift a further 70 million of its own people above the poverty line in the coming five years.

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Pope ticks Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK (SE): Pope Francis gave a tick to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were introduced by the United Nations during his visit to New York in the United States of America on September 25, to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year.

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