UN sustainable development goals

Since its foundation, the United Nations has been involved in active promotion and implementation of multiple initiatives which aim at ensuring peace and security to the world, strengthening cooperation between countries and increasing respect for universal human rights. On September 25, 2015, the 193 UN states adopted a new Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda, called also Agenda 2030, defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which should be achieved by the UN partner countries by the end of 2030. The aim of the SDGs is to face the most important global challenges of the contemporary world, eradicate poverty, ensure peace, prosperity and human rights to everybody, as well as to find sustainable and inclusive development solutions. These long-term worldwide objectives serve to assure a better present and future to people from all continents and to our planet.

Source of the picture https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/sustainable-development-goals_en

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN areĀ¹:
  1. No poverty

  2. Zero Hunger

  3. Good health and well-being

  4. Quality education

  5. Gender equality

  6. Clean water and sanitation

  7. Affordable and clean energy

  8. Decent work and economic growth

  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  10. Reduced inequalities

  11. Sustainable cities and communities

  12. Responsible consumption and production

  13. Climate action

  14. Life below water

  15. Life on land

  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

  17. Partnerships for the goal

Source https://news.un.org/en/story/2016/03/524202-un-statistical-body-agrees-global-indicators-measure-sustainable-development

The goals concern five areas, called also 5xP: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Each objective consists of specific targets, measured with a series of indicators. Overall, there are 169 specific targets for all 17 of SDGs. In order to ensure an efficient implementation of the goals, the governments of the partner countries will apply the SDGs in the national legislation. Also the European Union is contributing to the implementation of the goals through numerous policies and actions at the EU level. To find out more about the actions of the EU in the area of Agenda 2030 check https://ec.europa.eu/sustainable-development/about_en

Sources

1. https://sdgs.un.org/goals

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals

3. https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/sustainable-development-goals_en