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What Are The 17 Sustainable Development Goals Of The United Nations? Find Out Here

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When the United Nations held a summit in 2015, world leaders came together and launched 17 new development goals. These goals, which are considered to be more far-reaching than the 8 Millennium Development Goals, will strive to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable development and fight inequality by the year 2030.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are as follows:

1. No Poverty

2. Zero Hunger

3. Good Health and Well-being

4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

10. Reduced Inequalities

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

13.  Climate Action

14. Life Below Water

15. Life On Land

16. Peace Justice and Strong Institutions

17. Partnerships for goals

Goal 1: No Poverty

This is the first goal of the united nations. This is to end poverty, achieve sustainable development, and have a world of peace. This goal has 8 targets.

The first target is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. This means that there should be food security for all. People should not have to suffer from lack of basic needs. This means that everyone should have an acceptable standard of living. 

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

The second target is to end hunger, ensure food security and improve nutrition.

When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched its Zero Hunger Challenge in 2013, it placed access to food for all people at the center of the global development agenda.

As the organization put it: “No one should be left hungry or malnourished—no matter where they live, what their income, race, culture, religion, disability, gender or age.” This bold vision is part of a larger set of goals and targets known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new roadmap for the planet that lays out a plan to end world hunger and poverty by 2030.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

The third goal of sustainable development is focused on good health and well-being. Where do we start?

First, some of the biggest contributors to our health and well-being are the ones that are often taken for granted, such as clean air and water.

Yet, many of the world’s people, particularly in developing countries, have limited access to and control over the resources needed to ensure good health and well-being.

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 4: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 5: Gender Equality sustainable development goals of united nations We have seen a lot of change in the last decades, and while there is a long way to go, we can also see movement in the right direction.

There is still a lot to be done until we stand on equal grounds, but with a shared commitment we can make sure the next generation of girls and boys grow up in a world where everybody is valued and treated equally.

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Clean water and sanitation is a human right that is an essential foundation for life. Yet 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, and 1.4 billion do not have access to clean drinking water.

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 has been set up in order to end this problem by 2030. It aims to ensure that everyone has access to clean water and sanitation.

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy sustainable development goals of united nations is one of 17 Global Goals set by the United Nations (UN) to sustainable development by 2030.

The goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) that were set by the United Nations in September 2015.

The SDGs are a series of ambitious targets that all countries can achieve to make the world a better place. 

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Goal 9 is a big one: it aims to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”.

According to the UN, it would help the world develop in a way that “meets our needs today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Goal 10 is dedicated to building peaceful, more inclusive and just societies. The aim is to address historic inequities, tackle discrimination and strengthen the means of implementation for previously agreed goals.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 11 of the SDGs is “Sustainable Cities and Communities”.  Provide access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

With the deadline for achieving the SDGs fast approaching, we take a look at Goal 12 which focuses on responsible consumption and production.  

The world consumes and produces materials at an alarming rate, and the impact we have on the environment is becoming all the more noticeable.  It is apparent that we need to change our consumer habits to be more sustainable and make better use of resources.  

We need to move away from a ‘take, make and dispose’ approach to production, and towards a ‘circular economy’ where our products have a longer lifespan, and waste is reused or repurposed.

Goal 13: Climate Action

The 13th sustainable development goal (SDG 13) aims to take ‘urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts’, and is arguably the single most important SDG when it comes to the environment.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

This goal is all about protecting and restoring our oceans and seas, as well as the sustainable management of our inland waters. We’re going to look at the challenges and what we can do to tackle them, but first, let’s take a look at what exactly we’re talking about.

Goal 15: Life on Land

“Life on Land”, which “addresses the conservation of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managing forests, combatting desertification, and reversing loss of biodiversity, and taking action for food security and nutrition”.=

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The 16 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global goals that apply to all countries, rich and poor, to help make the world a better place for all people. Goal 16 is peace, justice and strong institutions. Peace, justice and strong institutions are concepts that are normally understood to be interrelated and mutually reinforcing. Peace implies both the absence of violence and a just social order.

Goal 17: Partnership for the goals

The biggest challenge facing the world today is how to ensure that everyone on Earth has access to clean water, food and energy by 2030.  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which will be introduced in 2015, will tackle this challenge, and Goal 17 is devoted entirely to this purpose.  The solution to this challenge lies in partnerships between governments, businesses, and NGOs.

Last Words

The sustainable development goals of UN are the 17 goals that United Nations have set for the world to achieve in order to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as of 2030.

Paul Wells

Paul Wells

Our world needs more attention today than it ever has! My name is Paul and I run A website to provide information and resources which addresses sustainable living. Looking after our planet starts today and I aspire to spread the message globally in a joint effort to make the change, we so desperately need.

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