What are the SDGs?
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals — also known as the SDGs or the Global Goals —came into effect on January 1, 2016 following an historic United Nations Summit in September 2015. The SDGs address complex and interlinked social and environmental challenges. All countries can mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. These 17 goals also fit within the 5P Framework of People, Planet, Partnership, Peace, Prosperity. The Planet provides a place for People to live in Prosperity through Partnership and Peace. This relationship and dependence is evident in the Wedding Cake Model from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Partnerships are needed throughout the three levels to advance the goals.
For each of the 17 goals, there is a list of specific targets we aim to reach. The targets discussed in this guide have been summarized for ease of reading. For a more detailed list of all the 169 targets, visit GlobalGoals.org