THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Leaving No One Behind
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development introduces 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets. It is an earnest plan, created with an awareness regarding the urgency of global challenges.
The SDGs constitute goals such as No Poverty (Goal 1), Gender Equality (Goal 5), Affordable and Clean Energy (Goal 7), Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11), and Partnership for the Goals (Goal 17). The priority of the SDGs is to promote progress for all while also protecting our planet.
Through the 2030 Agenda, United Nations members want to build on the work that was done under the Millennium Development Goals. Although the MDGs were created to initiate a process to work on similar areas, improvements were uneven and some targets were missed. The task is now taken over by the SDGs and each government across the world seeks to fulfil the 17 Goals.
It is important to know that the Sustainable Development Goals are not a plan to be solely undertaken by governments or organisations. Every individual can make a difference by taking initiative and applying the Goals to their lives.
You can be informed about each of the SDGs here.
If you are interested in the SDGs yet asking yourself “What can I do for our planet?” in line of the Goals, you can learn about the possible actions you can take here.