Sustainable Development Goals
A Brief History
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a.k.a. the Global Goals for Sustainable Development - are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations.
- On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".
- The SDGs replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which ended in 2015.
- Unlike the MDGs, the SDG framework does not distinguish between "developed" and "developing" nations. Instead, the goals apply to all countries.
- The SDGs are a universal call to action for people, planet and prosperity; to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Agenda 2030 is based on three principles:
- UNIVERSALITY – relevant to all
- INTEGRATION – social, economic, environment
- NO ONE LEFT BEHIND – go beyond averages 17 Targets and 169 Indicators
How the Agenda 2030 helps
- A framework for managing complexity and implementing agendas
- A framework to leverage resources
- A common table for dialogue on a local, national, regional and global level
- Engaging the next generation in aspirational work