The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, also referred to as the Global Goals) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The key element of 2030 Agenda, they address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and, in order to ensure a just transition that leaves no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
Each SDG is comprised of a set of sub-targets. Additionally, each goal has a set of indicators, jointly known as the global indicator framework, with which to assess progress. The global indicator framework was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed to, as a practical starting point at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission held in March 2016. The report of the Commission, which included the global indicator framework, was then taken note of by ECOSOC at its 70th session in June 2016. The links in the list of SDGs below will take you to the Goals’ unique targets and indicators, as well as recent updates on progress.