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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The Millennium Project was initially commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 and provided direction through 2015. Since that time, the United Nations has published the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The new Agenda is guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, including full respect for international law. It is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties, the Millennium Declaration and the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document. It is informed by other instruments such as the Declaration on the Right to Development. We are announcing today 17 Sustainable Development Goals with 169 associated targets which are integrated and indivisible. Never before have world leaders pledged common action and endeavour across such a broad and universal policy agenda. Following are the seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals:

  1. Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
  5. Goal 5: Promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  6. Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  7. Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  9. Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  15. Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation,
  16. Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  17. Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

These 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster in the development efforts to provide a more prosperous future for low, middle, and high income families. This effort is employed at the national level, regional level, and global level to help protect our planet, fight inequalities, and end poverty.

Taken from: Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform our World


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