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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) were adopted by all the world’s governments at the United Nations in 2015. And they will guide global development until the year 2030.

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What are the SDGs?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were an enormous diplomatic breakthrough, and they created 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 aim for nothing less than a 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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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: to 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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Toolbox for Localizing the SDGs

Toolbox for Localizing the SDGs

Jan 18 2017

A partnership between UNDP, UN-Habitat, and Global Task Force has resulted in a new toolbox designed to support local stakeholders and their networks, under…

Sustainia100: The Annual Guide to Innovative Sustainability Solutions

Sustainia100: The Annual Guide to Innovative Sustainability Solutions

Dec 29 2016

We can keep talking about policies, goals, targets, and deadlines, but when it comes to creating a sustainable future, sometimes the strongest momentum creator is seeing examples…

The UN’s Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

The UN’s Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Dec 16 2016

Let’s be honest. Some days, these 17 Goals, 169 specific targets, and a deadline of 2030 can feel downright overwhelming! Thankfully, the UN’s…

The Global Partnership Ending Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership Ending Violence Against Children

Nov 28 2016

According to End Violence Against Children, “approximately one billion children worldwide have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year.”…

 

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