With the world constantly evolving, world leaders felt the need for the sustainable planning and implementation of projects and programmes across the world. In September 2015, world leaders from the 193 member states of the United Nations came out with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which succeeded the Millennium Development Goals.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we all need to work towards.
Officially, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, popularly known as SDGs, came into force On 1 January 2016 and are meant to shape national development plans over 15 years.
The goals range from ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food, and agriculture.
The Sustainable Development Goals succeeded the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were introduced in the year 2000 for least-developed countries to improve health and education systems and alleviate poverty among others.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had 8 goals with 21 targets and were supposed to be achieved by 2015.
The Sustainable Development Goals go beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by expanding the set of targets to include social, economic, and environmental objectives and it includes all 193 member states of the United Nations.
The 17 goals have 169 targets is been tracked by 232 Indicators.
In the coming weeks, I will be throwing more light on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Remember, It is a global call to action and the time to act is now.
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