In 2015, all Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the core of the agenda, to urge all countries to take action in global partnership and provide blueprints for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. The SDGs are now being implemented in municipalities, government organizations, and public and private companies worldwide.
The goals recognize that, in order to end poverty and other forms of deprivation, we must combine efforts to enhance education and health, reduce inequality, and boost economic growth at the same time we are tackling climate change and protecting our forests and oceans.
The SDGs are the result of decades of effort by the UN and member countries, for example with the adaption of major agreements such as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development.