World Leaders Adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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 work closely with partners in academia, government, business, civil society, and the UN to support evidence-based solutions for realizing the SDGs.

Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2015
Full List of the Sustainable Development Goals, 2015
FAQs on the UN Development Summit, 2015
100 Proposed Global Indicators for the SDGs, 2015
Transforming the World, Achieving the SDGs, SDGacademy, Prof. Sachs


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