AGENDA 2030, THE AGENDA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The world’s population, generally speaking, is better off than a decade ago. However, advances to guarantee that the benefits of developments as basic as food safety will reach all human beings on the planet by 2030 are not fast enough and require urgent action. For this reason, in 2015 the UN adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development based on 17 goals. Since January 1, 2016, the efforts of the nations of the world are required in order to achieve a sustainable world.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are successors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and seek to add to their successes, as well as achieve those goals that weren’t reached. These new goals have a singularity in that they urge all nations–whether they are wealthy, poor or middle-income– to adopt measures to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that the initiatives to put an end to poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that favor economic growth and take on a series of social needs, such as education, health, social protection and employment opportunities, which at the same time fight against climate change and promote environmental protection.
Despite the fact that the SDGs are not legally required, it is hoped that governments adopt them as their own and establish national frameworks for their achievement. Nations have the primary responsibility of monitoring and reviewing progress achieved in the fulfilling of these objectives, which is why it is necessary to collect reliable, accessible and appropriate data. Regional monitoring and review processes will be based on analyses carried out at the national level and will contribute to the monitoring and review at the global level.
17 goals to transform the world
The Sustainable Development Goals are the master plan to achieve a sustainable future for everyone. They are interrelated and incorporate global challenges that we face on a daily basis, such as poverty, inequality, the climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. In order to leave no one behind, it is important for us to fulfill each of these goals by 2030.
GOAL 1: NO POVERTY.
GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER.
GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION.
GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY.
GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION.
GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY.
GOAL 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.
GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
GOAL 10: REDUCED INEQUALITY WITHIN AND AMONG NATIONS.
GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES.
GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION.
GOAL 13: ADOPT URGENT MEASURES TO ACT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS.
GOAL 14: CONSERVE AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF OCEANS, SEAS AND MARINE RESOURCES.
GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND.
GOAL 16: PROMOTE FAIR, PEACEFUL AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES.
GOAL17: PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS.