Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Keeping this principle in mind, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define the priorities for people and planet for the next decade and a half until 2030. The set of seventeen goals, adopted by countries in 2015, aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all without leaving anyone behind.

The SDGs are the most ambitious development agenda the world has ever seen. For countries to achieve them, we will need to work across sectors and groups, involving the government, civil society, academia, youth and private sector.

The SDGs are about changing our behavior in the way we live, invest, do business, produce and consume. We can all make a contribution. From reducing our energy use, re-using and recycling; to taking the bus or walking instead of a car; to supporting local businesses; to picking up trash in a river or pasture when we see it. Our choices today make a difference for present and future generations to come.