WHAT ARE THEY ALL ABOUT ?
Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, are the architecture of the global plan for better future. That plan is called 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all the UN member states, represents the vision of a better world and clear direction to the mankind for advancement of quality of life in the period 2015-2030. It directs countries' development towards eradication of poverty and hunger, reduction of inequalities, improvement of education, gender equality, addressing climate change, responsible consumption, preservation of biodiversity, economic empowerment and towards strengthening institutions essential for human rights protection, peace and justice.
In a nutshell - Sustainable Development Goals are the global guidance towards better, sustainable future.
The 2030 Agenda is, above all, an inclusive plan. Sustainable Development Goals particularly focus on empowering marginalised groups, such as women, children, elderly, poor, disabled, refugees, etc. That is why one of the key principles of SDGs is: Leave no one behind!
All 17 SDGs are interconnected. It is impossible to address them separately. In order to have them achieved, it is essential to address them integrally, as a broader developmental framework set to enable better quality of life for all in next 15 years. Therefore, strengthening global partnership is crucial for achievement of 17 SDGs. It is of utmost importance to establish cooperation among governments, civil society, international organisations, private sector and individuals.
Member states already committed to incorporate SDGs in their developmental policies. But sustainable development is possible only if all of us work towards achievement of these goals. And how to do it? Well, quite simple. By starting from ourselves. From our community. Accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda will be contributed by even the smallest actions such as rational water consumption, respect of diversities in local communities, planting one new tree, equal treatment of men and women, girls and boys, responsible treatment of the resources and environment, etc. Any of those actions will contribute to the achievement of the vision of a better world envisaged by the Agenda for Sustainable Development by 2030.