As we face pressing global challenges such as climate change, poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation, achieving a sustainable future has never been more urgent.
In response to this, the United Nations established the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
I think of it as bringing leaders together to “save the planet” and improve the quality of life for people around the world.
The SDGs provide a roadmap for sustainable development and call for coordinated action by governments, businesses, organizations, and individuals around the world.
This guide is designed to provide practical advice and insights for those looking to make a positive impact on the world by contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.
By outlining the key components of each of the 17 goals and providing examples of actions that can be taken at the individual and organizational level, this guide can help you understand the significance of the SDGs and take steps towards achieving a more sustainable future for all.
What is the Purpose of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are intended to be achieved by 2030, and represent a shared vision for a better world.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals recognize that economic, social, and environmental issues are closely linked, and that they need to be addressed together in order to create a sustainable future for all.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were established as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were developed to build on the progress made by the earlier Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to go beyond them by addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are designed to be a roadmap for sustainable development, and they cover a range of interconnected issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions, and partnerships for the goals.