What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals call on all countries to work together to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by United Nations Member States in 2015, was created as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that cover a broad range of issues. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations requires improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth and tackling climate change.