Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development



This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.


The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 17) are part of a plan to eradicate extreme poverty and tyranny via development, with more consideration given to the planet. Established by the United Nations, these SDGs are an urgent call for action and global partnership among all countries, representing key benchmarks for creating a better world and environment for everyone.

Businesses can help address the environmental, social, and economic targets of the SDGs - and it doesn't have to be complicated. With increasing consumer interest in sustainable brands, you'll have plenty to gain. Interested in finding out how your organization can incorporate 1,2,6,7,8,11,13,16 key SDGs?