SDGSSince Rio + 20 which was held in Brazil in 2012, NGOs, UN agencies, and UN country delegations have been working to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) more realistic and more universal. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) placed a lot of expectations on the developing countries with few demands on developed countries. The SDGs will require all countries to respond to things like inequality and care of the earth. Added to the 17 goals that you see here are specific targets and measurable indicators.

To see targets and indicators for each goal, go to:

Sustainable Development Goals – Target date is 2030                                   

 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
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
4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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  1. Thank you so much for giving us all the goals to inspire us to contribute as best we may in supporting each one. Your words are practical and inspiring. May you achieve as much success as is possible. Pope Francis will be so encouraged by you work. Prayers for you and for all who work with you.

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