UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinking goals created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The goals were designed to act as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The 17 goals each have their own individual targets and indicators as well as key events. All 17 goals are intended to be achieved by 2030.
The 17 goals cover a range of areas that are essential to global sustainability, such as climate action, life below water, gender equality, ending poverty and affordable and clean energy. Across the goals, there are a total of 169 targets which must be met, which highlight the steps in achieving each of the goals individually. So far, there have been 3,120 events organised by the UN to raise awareness of and achieve these goals.
World leaders agreed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and we have more work than ever to do. The Global Goals, as they are also called, have to power to create a better world for all. It is up to all of us, governments, businesses, society, to work together to create this better world to ensure we have a better future.
To learn more, visit the UN Sustainable Development Goals website here.
Source: United Nations