Fact Sheet SDG
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
(May 2016) The United Nations has agreed on a new world future agreement - on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is about nothing less than setting a course for the future sustainability of humankind.
The agreement sets out to completely eradicate poverty and hunger and to make education and healthcare accessible to all by 2030. In addition, the inequality within and between countries will also be reduced and consumer habits and production methods shifted towards sustainability. The states also commit to an increased rule of law, the avoidance of violence and to an accountability commitment for state institutions. The United Nations has summarised all of this into 17 goals, which tie in with the Millennium Development Goals from the year 2000.
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