The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) is the outcome of the Rio+20 conference. The SDGs is to build upon the MDGs with the post 2015 development agenda with overreaching goals, targets and indicators. The SDGs are the new post2015 international development agenda focusing more on the weaknesses of the MDGs. The SDGs are said to be more comprehensive than the MDGs, outcome-oriented and have more specified indicators. The SDGs assessed the MDGs in three aspect one is that they are not global and that they ultimately put obligations on the developing countries, second is that they are short to medium term and thirdly is that environmental goals are not reflected sufficiently
The MDGs is remarkable successful in given its attention in mobilizing its resources to address the major gaps in human development, they help support poverty eradication and increasing primary education.
MDG’s have their negative lessons, they are considered weak in terms of justice, equity, exclusion and vulnerability. For example the MDG7, which was on environmental sustainability, it is predominantly weak because its neglect land degradation and climate change, they focus on drinking water or sanitation forgotten that climate change has the power to unwrap most of the development achievements. Another aspect is that the MDGs in some cases only commit the developing countries and do not apply to developed countries with an exception of MDG8, which is related to international cooperation and ODA.