WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These 17 ambitious goals and the complex challenges they seek to address fit neither neatly demarcated sectors, nor national borders. Climate change is global, and businesses are just as important to fighting it as governments. Innovation can’t happen without universities and scientists, and certainly not without exchange of knowledge across continents. Gender equality is as much about communities as it is about legal instruments. If our epidemics are global, their solutions are too. Inclusive partnerships built upon a shared vision and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level. Goal 17 seeks to strengthen global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda, bringing together national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector and other actors. Despite advances in certain areas, more needs to be done to accelerate progress. All stakeholders will have to refocus and intensify their efforts on areas where progress has been slow. The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development. The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports, is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open, and benefits all.
GOAL 1: No Poverty
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
GOAL 6: Clean water & Sanitation
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
GOAL 10: Reduced inequalities
To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
GOAL 11: Sustainable ciies & Communities
There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
GOAL 12: Responsible Production & Consumption
Responsible Production and Consumption
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere
GOAL 14: Life below water
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
GOAL 17: Partnerships
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.