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The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a global vision for humanity,

signed by 193 heads of state. But making them real is everyone’s responsibility.

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The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) have been adopted by all the world’s governments and took effect on January 1, 2016. They will guide global development for the next 15 years.

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Our mission is to help everyone, everywhere learn about the SDGs, and equip them with tools and inspiration to take action.

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What are the SDGs?

The new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals represent an enormous breakthrough, and create an equally enormous opportunity for engagement for every organization and person on earth

The SDGs, adopted by all the world’s nations, cover nearly every aspect of our future — for our planet, and for humankind. They concern all people, all countries, and all parts of society. There are 17 goals in total, and they amount to nothing less than a complete transformation of global civilization.
We only have until 2030 to achieve them. And this is going to require the engagement and participation of many millions of people. That’s why we’ve created 17Goals — to do our part, and help you do yours. Let this platform serve as your springboard for transformation. 
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Who's behind 17 Goals?

17Goals is a global partnership of sustainability organizations and experts, registered with the United Nations. The web platform is currently hosted by the AtKisson Group, the initiating partner, which has been providing tools and services for sustainability learning, planning, and inspiration since 1992.
Our partnership is growing. It is open to people and organizations who bring a whole-systems perspective to the challenge of achieving the SDGs — and who share our passion for making them more approachable for all. 

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The Goals

The SDGs are part of a breakthrough global agreement called the 2030 Agenda, adopted at the United Nations on Sept 25, 2015. Its purpose: transform the world. Here are the 17 goals.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: An Overview

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: An Overview

#1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

#1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

#2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

#2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

#3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

#3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

#4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

#4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

#5: Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls

#5: Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls

#6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

#6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

#7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

#7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

#8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

#8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

#9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

#9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

#10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

#10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

#11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

#11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

#12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

#12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

#13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

#13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

#14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

#14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

#15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

#15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

#16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

#16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

#17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

#17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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The Flower Tool for Creating Climate Co-Benefits

The Flower Tool for Creating Climate Co-Benefits

May 20 2016

The overlapping, interdependent nature of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for some real expert multi-solving skills. Or perhaps just a friendly flower to help us frame…

Competition seeks data-driven solutions for the SDGS

Competition seeks data-driven solutions for the SDGS

May 18 2016

How can data innovation advance the sustainability of our cities and urban communities? This is the question driving the 2016 Big Ideas…

VISIS: An Open-Source Methodology for Doing Sustainable Development

VISIS: An Open-Source Methodology for Doing Sustainable Development

May 17 2016

When it comes to taking the SDGs from vision to action, having a framework or methodology to work with along that journey is of great…

Sustainable Impact Index helps institutional investors align with the SDGs

Sustainable Impact Index helps institutional investors align with the SDGs

May 10 2016

MSCI ESG Research has just introduced tools and data designed to help institutional investors measure their alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.  …

 

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