The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shape an inclusive agenda that approaches the fundamental causes of poverty and join efforts to achieve a positive change in the benefit of people and the planet. The UN launched the SDGs in January 2016, aiming to orient the policymaking and the funding of the UNPD during the next ten years. The fulfillment of the SDGs requires the collaboration of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.

The 17 goals are interrelated: the success or failure of one of them inexorably carries away a good portion of the others. Besides, they lead the way to new work spheres such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace, or justice, among others.

These new Sustainable Development Goals characterize by their global scope. In other words, they apply to all States and all the people, regardless of their stage of development. Likewise, these goals are oriented towards action because they aim to change the world.

When the SDGs were approved, the heads of State and Government committed to ending poverty and hunger all over the world, fighting inequalities inside countries, building peaceful, fair, and inclusive societies, protecting Human Rights, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and guaranteeing lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. They committed to accomplishing these goals ahead of 2030. The present is a perfect occasion to start positive change.

Do you want to join? Start by discovering the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda!

If you want to know what Spain is doing regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, visit the 2030 Agenda website of the Government of Spain.