A New Architecture for a New Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 2013by: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to catalyze the transformative changes needed to end extreme poverty, improve human well-being, and protect our shared
planetary home. To meet these challenges in a world that has changed dramatically since the inception of the
Millennium Development Goals in 2000, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) puts forward this
proposal to the United Nations Open Working Group on SDGs for a new architecture for a new global
partnership. This framework will drive the action and accountability that is essential to securing a
sustainable future. The structure will link the SDGs to national plans and objectives and to
commitments to action.