Sustainable Development Goals

The __Sustainable Development Goals__ (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 - wikipedia

There are 169 targets for the 17 goals. Each target has between 1 and 3 indicators used to measure progress toward reaching the targets. In total, there are 232 approved indicators that will measure compliance.

A diagram listing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals - wikipedia

The United Nations Development Programme has been asked to provide easy to understand lists of targets and facts and figures for each of the 17 SDGs.

The 17 goals listed below as sub-headings use the 2-to-4 word phrases that identify each goal. Directly below each goal, in quotation marks, is the exact wording of the goal in one sentence. The paragraphs that follow present some information about a few targets and indicators related to each goal - wikipedia

17 Sustainable Development Goals in relation with Balinese Tri Hita Karana, Three Ways to Happiness bridging three divides - wikimedia

# Background

The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly: "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". That has been shortened to "__2030 Agenda__".

The goals are broad and interdependent, yet each has a separate list of targets to achieve. Achieving all 169 targets would signal accomplishing all 17 goals.

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Paragraph 54 of the United Nations UNGA Resolution A/RES/70/1 of 25 September 2015 contains the goals and targets. The UN-led process involved its 193 Member states of the United Nations and global civil society.

The resolution is a broad intergovernmental agreement that acts as the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The SDGs build on the principles agreed upon in Resolution A/RES/66/288, entitled "The Future We Want". This was a non-binding document released as a result of United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in 2012.

Implementation as of 2016 is described as "Localizing the SDGs" to highlight the role of local institutions and local actors. Regional efforts included agreements like the Baltic 21. Some remain pessimistic about the potential for achieving the SDGs, especially because of estimates of the cost of achieving all 17.

However, progress had been reported by 2018. For example, fewer African children under the age of 5 are suffering from Stunted growth and wasting. However, the same study concluded that it is unlikely there will be an end to malnutrition by 2030.

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