Global goals for sustainable development and Agenda 2030

In September 2015, the leaders of all 193 member states of the UN adopted Agenda 2030, a universal agenda that contains the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The Global Goals is the most ambitious agreement for sustainable development that world leaders has ever made. It integrates all three aspects of sustainable development; social, economic and enviromental. The 17 Goals in turn hold 169 targets and 230 indicators.The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030. 

Universities have an important role to play in the achievement of the SDGs. Education, research, innovation and leadership will be essential in helping society to reach sustainable development.