Comprise of 169 targets and will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years. Building on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Goals include new areas such as economic inequality, innovation, climate change, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among others.
The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals next week will be a milestone moment for our collective future. On September 25, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders will join together at a UN Summit meeting in New York to formally adopt Transforming Our World:
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a set of 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the center. The launch of the SDGs builds on the Financing for Development Conference in July where governments agreed to a renewed global framework on how to finance international development, and they should be followed by the adoption of a new global climate agreement in December. Taken together, these landmark agreements create breakthrough opportunities to transform economies and chart a new course for people and the planet—a future that’s more inclusive, more equitable and more sustainable.