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The 193 member states of the United Nations in the coming days will adopt 17 new development goals to be achieved by 2030. The goals will be added to the world agenda at a global summit just before the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.

The new goals replace the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted at a summit in 2000. Those expire at the end of 2015. End of poverty in all its forms, end of hunger, achieve food security, ensure healthy lives, achieve gender equality, sustainable management of water, Reduce inequality within and among countries and several such themes come under the selection for the coming 15 years.