Global Goals

Global Goals

On 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. 

The Global Goals for sustainable development (technically known as the Sustainable Development Goals) could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. The 17 goals are:

1. No poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere

2. Zero hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

3. Good health and well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

4. Quality education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

5. Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

6. Clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

7. Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

8. Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

9. Industry,innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. Reduce inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. Systainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. Responsible consumtion and contruction
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14. Life below the water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15. Life on land
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. Peace and justice strong institutions
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. Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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