17 Sustainable Development Goals. 169 Targets.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of this year (2015), and to accomplish the tasks that the first global list failed to achieve. In its preamble, the United Nations identified the agenda as “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.”
For the full text of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, please click here.
To see how the Asia Development Bank has customized the goals to meet the needs of its members, please click here.