17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform the World by 2030

Have you seen the 17 Sustainable Development Goals? On 25 September 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals or 17 Goals to Transform the World). The goals are a series of ambitious objectives and targets to end extreme poverty and hunger, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change all by 2030.


What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform the World by 2030?

In short, the 17 sustainable development goals are outlined in the following clip.

If you prefer reading, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are –

  1. No Poverty: End Poverty in all it’s Forms Everywhere,
  2. Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture,
  3. Good Health and Well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages,
  4. Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,
  5. Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all,
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all,
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation,
  10. Reduced Inequality: Reduce inequality within and among countries,
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns,
  13. Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*,
  14. Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development,
  15. Life on Land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss,
  16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, and
  17. Partnerships to Achieve the Goal: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


How Do these Goals Relates to Us As Individuals?

Life is a system. It is made up of a number of parts individuals (i.e. our physical, mind, emotions) and areas of life (e.g. finances, relationships, work etc.) and we exist within a bigger system (i.e. community, media and other systems).

Each system relates to and impacts on the other. So knowing these goals as individuals, can help us to make conscious compassionate and I’mPowering choices and actions each day. Then these choices and actions can then impact on the bigger whole (i.e the world). The UN Has also put together 170 actions you can take and they are outlined here in a range of languages.


Over to You…

Now you know about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, what are you going to do? Remember as Anita Roddick has been quoted as saying

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”


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