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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Definition

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 interlinked goals that create an agenda for all countries to work towards to achieve a more sustainable world. This agenda created by the United Nations works towards ending poverty, fighting climate change and ensuring equal opportunities for all while making sure not a single person is left behind.

What to know more?

The SDGs were adopted in 2016 and are the successor of the Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs are the next steps until 2030 on how all nations can come together to create prosperity for all countries while protecting the planet for current and future generations. They combine social justice, environmental sustainability, and economic growth into an actionable plan. Some examples of the SDGs include Responsible Consumption & Production, Quality Education and Climate Action.

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United Nations. “The Sustainable Development Agenda.” The Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/. Accessed August 13, 2019