At the end of September 2015, 193 UN’s Member States met to endorse the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 targets in order to reach 3 extraordinary purposes over the next 15 years: ending extreme poverty, fight against inequalities and injustice and combat climate change.
The reason to create these 17 goals is the following, at the end of 2000 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched with a deadline of 2015 but then a new Agenda had to be created. For that reason in 2002, the countries agreed to set up an open-ended working group to develop a set of sustainable development goals. It was agreed that the summit of the new Agenda adoption would have taken place from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals looking forward to complete what the Millennium Development Goals could not accomplish. These goals are broad and ambitious in scope as the interconnected elements of sustainable development will be addressed: the economic growth, social inclusion and the environment protection. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasising that no one should be left behind.
In the following image we show you the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
With the 2016 arrival, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has started. Since the beginning of 2016 until December 31, 2030, different economies, companies and citizens of the world will have to follow the itinerary marked by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
“The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people. They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.” – said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
UNEP has created an interactive page where you can find out more about different points that make up each goal. Furthermore, you will be able to use an interactive resource where you may discover the different pathways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Worldcoo team.