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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

"Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Our Common Future, Brundtland Report, UN). Sustainable actions are characterized by supporting ecology, the environment, human life, economy, and health. According to the sustainable approach, it is assumed that resources on earth are limited, and determining conscious and recyclable ways of using these resources is essential.

Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a collective roadmap for ensuring peace, prosperity, and a sustainable future for humanity and the planet. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) called for urgent actions for all developed and developing countries. Each of them addresses a different issue, such as ending poverty, equality for all, improving health and education, reducing inequality, supporting economic growth, and protecting oceans and forests while fighting climate change. 


United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals

UN Member States adopted 17 SDGs to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 169 targets. For more information, you can click the SDG icons below.

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