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In recent years we’ve all heard about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), be it in the news or in conversations of various kinds. They have become a key part of the goals that society at a global level has set in order to achieve a better and more equal world. Nevertheless, perhaps we could all do with a bit of context and background to get a clearer idea of what they are and how they aim to make this world a better place. Well, today we’re going to explain it to you.
Like any story, this one has a strong rationale. We live in a complex world, and this often results in problems of social injustice, poverty, inequality, lack of opportunities, climate impact, etc. All these problems are part of our societies and they deny millions of people a life of dignity, as well as destroying our habitat and endangering future generations. The fact that, according to sources such as Intermon Oxfam, nearly half of the world’s population survives on less than $5.5 a day, and that more than 258 million children do not attend school, or that, as highlighted by the WHO, atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased by more than 30% in recent years, demonstrates that humanity requires a plan of action. And the SDGs are part of this solution.
That is why, in 2015, the United Nations took a historic step: the approval of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious roadmap that aims to improve the lives of all people, with no exceptions. This agenda, which we’ll explain below, consists of 17 major objectives, also called Sustainable Development Goals; and they cover a wide range of challenges such as poverty eradication, climate action, education, gender equality, environmental protection and designing sustainable cities.
If every cause has an effect, every problem has a solution. Under this premise, the United Nations sought to tackle the major problems we face today. Thus, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set a time-frame of 15 years in which to achieve 17 goals, which in turn hold 169 integrated and indivisible targets. Ambitious, isn’t it?
This strategy, framed within the economic, social and environmental spheres, didn’t appear out of nowhere, but was carefully prepared during more than two years of public consultations, interaction with civil society and negotiations between UN member states. As a result, the agenda entails a common and universal commitment in which each country takes responsibility for tackling specific challenges.
Now that we know how the strategy works, it’s time to take a closer look at the 17 major goals that make up the 2030 Agenda. Let’s go through them one by one:
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