The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030. Click on any specific Goal below to learn more about each issue.

No Poverty

1 . No Poverty

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality

Zero Hunger

2 . Zero Hunger

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication

Good Health and Well-being

3 . Good Health and Well-being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development

Quality Education

4 . Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development

Gender Equality

5 . Gender Equality

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world

Clean Water and Sanitation

6 . Clean Water and Sanitation

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in

Affordable and Clean Energy

7 . Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity

Decent Work and Economic Growth

8 . Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

9 . Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development

Reduced Inequalities

10 . Reduced Inequalities

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations

Sustainable Cities and Communities

11 . Sustainable Cities and Communities

There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more

Responsible Consumption and Production

12 . Responsible Consumption and Production

Responsible Production and Consumption

Climate Action

13 . Climate Action

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

Life below Water

14 . Life below Water

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future

Life on Land

15 . Life on Land

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

16 . Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels


17 . Partnerships

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


SDGs details & targets