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:

  1. UNIVERSALITY – relevant to all
  2. INTEGRATION – social, economic, environment
  3. 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
  • 1 No Poverty
  • 2 Zero Hunger
  • 3 Good health and Well Being
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality:
  • 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 11 Sustainable Cities, and Communities
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 14 Life Bellow Water
  • 15 Life on Land
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • 17 Partnerships for the Goals
  • SGD's