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Sustainable Development Goals

What are the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)?

  1. No Poverty – Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
  2. Zero Hunger – The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
  3. Good Health and Well-Being – Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
  4. Quality Education – Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.
  5. Gender Equality – Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation – Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy – Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth – Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
  10. Reduced Inequalities – To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities – There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
  12. Responsible Production and Consumption – Responsible Production and Consumption.
  13. Climate Action – Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.
  14. Life Below Water – Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
  15. Life On Land – Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
  17. Partnerships for the Goals – Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

These goals have been adopted from the UN charter.