- What are SDGs
(Sustainable Development Goals)
- The Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) are a call for action by all countries - poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet and leaving no one behind. The SDGs recognize ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social justice, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. The SDGs are interconnected, yet each of the 17 goals has a separate list of targets to achieve by 2030. Achieving all 169 targets would signal accomplishing all 17 goals.
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“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth. These are one and the same fight.
We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”
- Ban Ki-moon
SDGs in the News
On February 8, 2018, the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University spoke at the Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum about challenges to accomplishing sustainable development and what we must do to overcome them.Sachs also tackled human greed, corrupt government, role of universities and President Donald Trump.