On September 25, 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a truly universal, and transformative global development agenda. This 15 year agenda aims to guide the international community and national governments on a pathway towards sustainable development, leaving no one behind.
Agreed by the 193 Member States of the UN, the Agenda, entitled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, as well as a section on means of implementation and renewed global partnership, and a framework for review and follow-up. This historic agenda is universal – calling upon countries at all development states to join efforts in realizing economic growth, social inclusion, environmental protection, all underpinned by good governance.
Looking ahead, the SDSN will to work closely with partners in academia, government, business, civil society, and the UN to support evidence-based solutions for realizing the SDGs.
SDSNedu mini-series: “Transforming the World: Achieving the SDGs” with Professor Jeffrey Sachs
UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030 – UN News Centre, September 25
Pope Francis Addresses U.N., Calling for Peace and Environmental Justice – New York Times, September 25
U.N. Adopts Ambitious Global Goals After Years of Negotiations – New York Times, September 25
Mogens Lykketoft: The Sustainable Development Goals: Making Transformation Happen – Huffington Post, September 25
China pledges $2 billion to help poor states meet U.N. goals – Reuters, September 26