The United Nations has published 17 Sustainable Development Goals to guide the role of public, non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary sectors in global development. The team behind it has identified 17 goals and 169 targets, which was ratified at the September 25-27 2015 United Nations summit.
While the United Nations has published lots of great content explaining the workgroup’s history, progress, and outcomes, finding the full list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals can take some digging, so here is the full list of 17 for your convenience.
|17 Sustainable Development Goals|
|Goal 1||End poverty in all its forms everywhere|
|Goal 2||End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture|
|Goal 3||Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages|
|Goal 4||Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all|
|Goal 5||Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls|
|Goal 6||Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all|
|Goal 7||Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all|
|Goal 8||Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all|
|Goal 9||Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation|
|Goal 10||Reduce inequality within and among countries|
|Goal 11||Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable|
|Goal 12||Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns|
|Goal 13||Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*|
|Goal 14||Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development|
|Goal 15||Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss|
|Goal 16||Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels|
|Goal 17||Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development|
For more information about these goals, Wikipedia has a nice explanation of the background and goals, and the United Nations has also produced pictures to help bring the goals to life:
If you want more details, the children’s guide to these goals is actually quite helpful, and might just inspire you to tap into your inner childlike spirit of believing that anything is possible, like eradicating poverty by 2030.