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On Friday, September 25, the United Nations General Assembly officially adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. These are 17 goals, which replace the Millennium Development Goals, and which will guide global development efforts for the next 15 years. 

These goals are important to Heifer International, because they will help shape the context within which we work. We are encouraged to see our work mirrored in the goals.

Here’s a quick roundup of places to read more about the Sustainable Development Goals:

It’s an exciting time for global development, as leaders around the world have committed to a seriously ambitious set of goals to make the world a better place, not just for some, but for all. There’s a lot of hard work to do, but we at Heifer are confident we can all do our part.


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She and her husband raise two daughters in a house way too small for their four pets. They spend a lot of time sweeping.