Due to its vital importance, we have covered aspects of sustainability in various posts. Now, we offer a two-part series on sustainability circa 2021. Here, we examine seventeen sustainable development goals. Tomorrow, we look at 2021 marketing superstars of sustainability.
From the UN: Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. It provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Both now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They represent an urgent call for action by all countries. Developed and developing. In a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. All while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
On behalf of the peoples we serve, we adopted a historic decision. With regard to a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centered set of universal and transformative goals and targets. As a result, we commit ourselves to working tirelessly for the full implementation of this Agenda by 2030. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all forms is the greatest global challenge. And an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We commit to achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions — economic, social and environmental. As well as in a balanced and integrated manner. We will also build upon the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and address unfinished business.
The Sustainable Development Goals
Below, we show the UN’s 17 goals. Together, they encompass the aspects of sustainability. For easy access and a fuller description, just click the goal(s) which interest you.