10 January 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020
In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ) – or Global Goals – to stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. These 17 goals and their 169 targets don’t just aim to complete the work of the Millennium Development Goals but envision transformational change in all countries and globally to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity. They integrate all three dimensions of sustainable development – the economic, social and environmental – and are built on the important commitment to leave no one behind.
The universality of the SDGs – meaning that they are equally relevant for developing as for developed countries – makes them an important framework for all policy areas and their resourcing from domestic budgets, foreign investments and international co-operation.
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