The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its core are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which constitute a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Here are the 17 shared goals:
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 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
13 CLIMATE ACTION
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
14 LIFE BELOW 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 biodiversity loss.
16 PEACE, JUSTICE, AND 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.