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UNITED NATIONS Derek Stepan Jersey , Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The new president of the United Nations' (UN) General Assembly promoting the world organization's new 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) warned Monday that if mankind fails to achieve sustainability, the Earth will no longer be inhabitable.


Mogens Lykketoft, former speaker of the Danish parliament, held his first formal meeting with reporters at the UN Headquarters in New York since taking over the gavel of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on Sept. 15.


"The SDGs are not only specific goals for the next 15 years," he said, referring to the 17-point SDG program which replaced the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) program to expire this year and will be formally adopted at the SDG summit beginning Friday.


The new program serves up "a very new philosophy asking for a different course from the one we have taken in economic and social development for the last 15 or last 70 years David Backes Jersey , the necessity of integrating," Lykketoft said.


"If you see what came out of the MDGs, it was about poor people in poor countries," he said. "We reached the main goal of cutting by half the number of extremely poor people in the world and that was good."


"But what we realized for the SDGs is that we cannot eradicate poverty by going along exactly the same road in the next 15 years," Lykketoft said, adding that there is an interdependency between factors such as poverty eradication Cory Schneider Jersey , environmental catastrophes and climate change.


"Because if we don't act on environmental catastrophes and climate change, we will see conflicts and costs and uncontrolled migration develop into a size where there are no resources for development and no possibility left for sustainability on the planet," the president said.


"That's the revolutionary conclusion of the SDGs," he said. Lykketoft also stressed the importance of the fight against inequalities, both within nations and between nations.


Asked whether he expected any opposition to the implementation of the SDGs which have already been approved but not formally adopted, the president said Brian Rafalski Jersey , "There will always be opposition from vested interests of different kinds against any change in the distribution of income and welfare."


"The whole process of the SDGs shows us that there is an increasing understanding -- for instance, in the global business community -- that in order to have a sustainable, stable, social and environmental framework to work and earn money in, you have to comply with the goals of the SDGs."


To that end, he said Brandon Dubinsky Jersey , there are three pillars to fulfill the financial needs of the SDGs. The first pillar requires that rich countries meet their obligations on ODA (Official Development Assistance) at 0.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).


While the president admitted there was a long way to go to achieve this, he said that "most of what should be done should be financed from other sources because we are talking about trillions of dollars necessary to invest in sustainability."


The second pillar is "much stronger international cooperation and national institution building in taxation," Lykketoft said. "That would be much more important for many developing countries than traditional ODA if we support each other in reaching that goal."


The third pillar, he said, is that "the lion's share of all this will have to come from private sources investing in their own interest in sustainable development" while the role of governments "is to create a framework ... that makes it obvious that green investment is the best investment."


As for the current tidal wave of refugees and migrants in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa Blake Wheeler Jersey , the president anticipated it will be on his agenda for the General Assembly.


He said the migrant crises stem from "millions of people in very, very catastrophic conditions," adding that the crises have to be addressed immediately.


"This is not only about refugees from wars and persecution," Lykketoft said, "this is also a migration out of poverty and how we can regulate that."


"All these will be much more on the agenda of the United Nations than they have ever been before because the problems that we are facing are bigger than ever before," he said.


NEW YORK Ben Bishop Jersey , Feb 26 (Xinhua) -- New York's Chinese community has called for a fair and just trial, uninfluenced by the intensified relations between police and the public, for Chinese-American NYPD officer Peter Liang for the Nov. 20 fatal shooting of the black man Akai Gurley.


The current situation that the Chinese has little influence in American politics needs to change, Brooklyn Asian Communities Empowerment Chairman Shanzhuang Chen told Xinhua Thursday.


According to Chen, the Chinese community representatives would come to court to express their support when Peter's case opens.


"We're asking court to give Peter a fair trial, rather than making a decision under social pressure or public opinions Cheap Minnesota Wild Jerseys ," he said.


Liang, a 27-year-old rookie officer with a year and a half on the job, is accused of discharging his weapon and fatally wounding Gurley, 28, when he entered a dark stairwell in Brooklyn's East New York housing project and his partner were patrolling the complex where reports of violent crime had spiked.


According to prosecutors, the stairwell was completely dark when Liang's ricocheted bullet struck the chest of Gurley Zach Parise USA Jersey , who made two flights of stairs before collapsing.


On Feb. 10, a Brooklyn grand jury indicted Liang on six counts, including manslaughter. He would face up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges.


New York's Brooklyn Asian Communities Empowerment held a news conference Wednesday during which people stood in a silent three-minute tribute to Akai Gurley and other victims of confrontations between police and black men.


During the conference a letter from Peter Liang's mother was read, whic.

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