UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

1. NO POVERTY
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

2. ZERO HUNGER
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

4. QUALITY EDUCATION
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

5. GENDER EQUALITY
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

6. CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

8. DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

10. REDUCED INEQUALITY
Reduce inequality within and among countries.

11.SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

13. CLIMATE ACTION
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

14. LIFE BELOW WATER
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

15. LIFE ON LAND
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage
forests, combat deseltification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

16. PEACE, JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


The INDEX: Design to Improve Life® team also conducted an extensive research process to identify emerging goals that are not currently covered in the UN SDG’s – check out the Design to Improve Life Goals here.