Global Goals to Transform Our World by 2030

In September 2015, all United Nations member states signed up to the Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of solutions for the biggest problems the world faces. Some of the key areas where we must take actions are climate, poverty, inequality and human rights.

Agenda 2030 Sustainable development
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In the 75 years, since the United Nations was founded, the human race has never had to face a set of challenges that we do right now. Agenda 2030 is the most ambitious agreement for sustainable development that world leaders has ever made. It integrates all 3 aspects of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental. Universities have an important role in the sustainable development through education, research, innovation and leadership.

Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs)

17 Goals to Transform Our World

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 17 Goals in turn hold 169 targets and 230 indicators.