What are the Goals?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force on 1 January 2016. The Goals aim to mobilise global efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Unanimously adopted by the UN's 193 Member States (A/RES/70/1), the SDGs apply to all countries and recognise that social, economic, and environmental factors, as well as peace, justice and effective institutions are interconnected and vital for sustainable development.

How do they work?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets are monitored and reviewed using a set of global indicators.

While countries have primary responsibility for review and follow up, everyone has a contribution to make to the success of the Goals - including you!

Want to learn more?

SDGs information page www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform sustainabledevelopment.un.org

General Assembly Resolution Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development undocs.org/A/RES/70/1