United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators for global development. They serve as a blueprint for signifi cantly changing the world – by ending global poverty, safeguarding the planet and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030. Established by the UN in September 2015, the SDGs were adopted by the international community, including 193 governments.
There are 17 SDGs, and within these goals there are 169 targets and 230 indicators, which seek to realize the human rights of all and achieve gender equality, among other issues. They are integrated, indivisible and balance three primary dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. To achieve these goals, it is estimated that it will require investment between $5-7 trillion each year until 2030. Approximately $1 trillion comes from public funds from the UN and member countries annually, while private capital must fund the remaining $4-6 trillion annually.