Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations’ (UN) set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs) are the extension and improvement of the eight Millennium Development Goals 2015 (MDGs).
Both sets of objectives include developmental goals that should be implemented and achieved within a certain timeframe. While members of the UN are committed to work on progressing and fulfilling the goals, their dedication is not legally binding.
The SDGs work toward eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, ensuring good health and well-being, providing quality education and achieving gender equality. Also known as the Global Goals tackle clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth as well as building industry, innovation and infrastructure.
The UN member states are also committed to making steps toward reducing inequality, establishing sustainable cities and communities, ensuring responsible consumption and production, combating climate change, conserving world oceans and seas, protecting terrestrial ecosystems, promoting peace and inclusive societies and strengthening partnerships to achieve those goals.