United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals

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17 Goals to Transform Our World

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Goal 1: No Poverty
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
Ensuring Healthy Lives And Promoting The Well-Being For All At All Ages Is Essential To Sustainable Development.

Goal 4: Quality Education
Obtaining A Quality Education Is The Foundation To Improving People’s Lives And Sustainable Development.

Goal 5: Gender Equality
Gender Equality Is Not Only A Fundamental Human Right, But A Necessary Foundation For A Peaceful, Prosperous And Sustainable World.

Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation
Clean, Accessible Water For All Is An Essential Part Of The World We Want To Live In.

Goal 7: Affordable And Clean Energy
Energy Is Central To Nearly Every Major Challenge And Opportunity.

Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth
Sustainable Economic Growth Will Require Societies To Create The Conditions That Allow People To Have Quality Jobs.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, And Infrastructure
Investments In Infrastructure Are Crucial To Achieving Sustainable Development.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
To Reduce Inequalities, Policies Should Be Universal In Principle, Paying Attention To The Needs Of Disadvantaged And Marginalized Populations.

Goal 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.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production
Responsible Production And Consumption.

Goal 13: Climate Action
Climate Change Is A Global Challenge That Affects Everyone, Everywhere.

Goal 14: Life Below Water
Careful Management Of This Essential Global Resource Is A Key Feature Of A Sustainable Future.

Goal 15: Life On Land
Sustainably Manage Forests, Combat Desertification, Halt And Reverse Land Degradation, Halt Biodiversity Loss.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
Access To Justice For All, And Building Effective, Accountable Institutions At All Levels.

Goal 17: Partnerships
Revitalize The Global Partnership For Sustainable Development.

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