The United Nations’ SDGs:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly, the 2030 Agenda.
The Sustainable Development Goals are:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Waterand Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
- Reducing Inequality
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life On Land
- Peace,Justice, and Strong Institutions
- Partnerships for the Goals.
The goals are broad based and interdependent. The 17 Sustainable Development Goal’s each have a list of targets that are measured with indicators.
In order to respond to environmental challenges such as climate change, we must share experiences and lessons learned as we work to prevent a worsening of conditions and effect the transition toward a zero-waste society. Such efforts will be crucial in the achievement of the SDGs, and I would like to stress the indispensable role of cooperation among neighboring countries to this end. – Daisaku Ikeda, Excerpt from 2015 Peace Proposal, (SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals)
(One thing about the United Nations, I hear people who know very little about the United Nations criticize it however it is the very important body as it is a global organization where each country voices their concerns. It should be appreciated, supported and most of all respected. If we do not like something about it I am sure we can submit a suggestion on how they can improve this and that instead of bashing it. If you do not like something work on changing it instead of condemning it. We need the United Nations now more than ever.)