adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 he Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
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- The SDGs were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
- The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty.
- Each Goal is broken down into a range of targets, with a total of 169 targets spread out across the 17 goals.
- According to these targets, indicators are being established for monitoring and evaluating progress on each SDG in order to ensure high transparency and accountability within the 2030 Agenda.
- No poverty: End poverty in all its forms.
- Zero hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
- Good health and well being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages.
- Quality education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- Gender equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
- Clean water and sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
- Affordable and clean energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
- Decent work and economic growth: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
- Reduced inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
- Sustainable cities and communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
- Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
- Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
- Life below water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
- Life on land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use terrestrial ecosystems, sustainable manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
- Peace, justice and strong institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
- Partnerships for the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.