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What are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

17 targets had been set for the next 15 years, which were decided to achieve in the period from 2015 to 2030.


Devdiscourse News Desk 10 Aug 2018, 10:53 AM
  • Many of these goals are related to each other and are based on the principle of "no one left behind". (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are sets of goals related to the future of international development. SDGs are created by the United Nations for sustainable development and have been publicized as goals.

As we know that Millennium Development Goals were finished in 2015, the decision to achieve Sustainable Development Goals was taken at the UN Summit. In this regard, the meeting of the General Assembly was held in New York from 25 to 27 September 2015.

17 targets had been set for the next 15 years, which were decided to achieve in the period from 2015 to 2030.

193 countries participated in this meeting. The theme of this UN Summit was "Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". 

Global goals of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include eliminating poverty, protecting the environment, reducing economic inequality and ensuring peace and justice for all. New topics such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace, and justice have been added.

Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, there is no difference between "developed" and "developing" countries in sustainable development goals and these goals must be achieved by all countries. Many of these goals are related to each other and are based on the principle of "no one left behind".

Goal

   Agenda

  Description

  Goal 1

 No Poverty

To eliminate the extreme poverty of all people in every country of the world. Right now those people are considered very poor, who spend their lives in less than USD 1.25 a day.

 Goal 2

Zero Hunger 

Promotion of end of starvation, food security and better nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

Goal 3

 Good health        and            wellbeing 

Giving healthier life to everyone and improving the quality of life of everyone.

 Goal 4

Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable, quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

 Goal 5

Gender Equality

To achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.

 Goal 6

Clean Water and Sanitation

To ensure the availability of clean water and sanitation for all and its sustainable management

 Goal 7

 Affordable and Clean Energy

Enabling access to affordable, dependable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8

Decent Work and Economic Growth

In addition to promoting sustainable, inclusive and sustainable economic development, promote productive employment and decent work for everyone Encourage strong infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialization and promote innovation

 Goal 9

   Industry,        Innovation           and   Infrastructure

Encourage strong infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialization and promote innovation

Goal 10

  Reduced Inequalities

Reducing inequality within countries and countries

 Goal 11

  Sustainable      Cities and   Communities

Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, flexible and sustainable

 Goal 12

  Responsible   Consumption         and          Production

Making production and consumption pattern sustainable

 Goal 13

Climate Action

To ensure immediate action to tackle climate change and its effects

 Goal 14

  Life below          Water

To conserve and properly utilize the oceans, oceans and marine resources for sustainable development

 Goal 15

  Life on Land

Trying to prevent the growing loss of terrestrial ecosystems, safe forests, land degradation and biodiversity promoting sustainable use.

 Goal 16

 Peace, Justice and Strong Institution

Ensuring peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, ensuring access to justice for all the solar

Goal 17

Partnerships for the Goals

Reviving the global partnership for sustainable development and strengthening the means of implementation.

The above mentioned sustainable development goals (SDGs) are covering almost every aspect of human life. If these goals are achieved within the prescribed time, then it is ensured that the lives throughout the world will be easy.

Due to the trend of globalization and commercialization, there are obstacles, but with global cooperation and national policymakers and public participation, there will definitely be expected progress in this direction because we all want destruction-free development.

There has been a positive response from around the world, still, there is a need to make efforts on the national, state and local levels, while keeping the environment protected for fulfilling the aspirations of the people for overall development. Kindly share this information among your social contacts to help make this world a better place to live.


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