What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace, and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
GOAL 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
GOAL 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
GOAL 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
GOAL 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life long opportunities for all.
GOAL 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
GOAL 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
GOAL 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
GOAL 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
GOAL 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.
GOAL 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
GOAL 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
GOAL 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
GOAL 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
GOAL 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
GOAL 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
GOAL 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
GOAL 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.