17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goals are the set of 17 Global goals, lead by United Nation through a deliberative process involving its 193 Member States. It is officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs build on the Principles agreed upon under Resolution which is popularly known as The Future We Want. Here are the basic Goals we should focus for our better future. Remember the quoted assertion by Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General (2007 - 2016). "We don’t have plan B because there is no planet B".

On 25 September 2015, the 194 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Official Agenda for Sustainable adopted on 25 September 2015 has 92 paragraphs. Paragraph 51 outlines the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets.
Humankind faces many challenges, to ensure that all people have the same development and well-being opportunities. In the year 2000 the United Nations adopted eight objectives to meet the main needs of the poorest. 15 years later 193 countries adopted the 2030 agenda that sets out the sustainable development goals, a new horizon with the most pressing challenges for human beings, in the coming years. These are 17 ambitious goals that require the collaboration of civil society and the public and private sectors whose success means a more egalitarian and livable world. The eradication of poverty and hunger so as to ensure a healthy life. Achieve universal access to basic services such as water sanitation and sustainable energy. Support the generation of development opportunities through inclusive education and decent work. Foster innovation resilient infrastructures by creating communities and cities capable of producing and consuming in a sustainable way. Reduce inequalities in the world, especially gender inequalities. Caring for the environment by combating climate change and protecting oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. Promote collaboration between different social actors to create an environment of peace and sustainable development. If we achieve the sustainable development goals among people governments and companies we will make the world a more prosperous place for all.

The 17 Global Goals are listed below, together with a key point.
  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 and 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 and Sanitation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduced Inequalities
    Reduce income inequality within and among countries
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Climate Action
    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy
  14. Life Below Water
    Conserve and sustainable 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 desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Peace, Justice and 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
United Nation has listed all those lists and we the people should works on it to achieve all these goals. Here I will mention some of the steps to follow so that we could achieve all these goals.

Share and inform other about Global Goals

The first thing we could do is to learn and understand what these global goals are and we need to share to our friends and family about this. Knowing the goals makes us focus on the specific task we should focus. Lets first understand about sustainable development:-
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
  • the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
  • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
To understand about more about these global goals you can go through this link UNDP Sustainable Development Goals Here you will find about the activities by UN for achieving these goals and a lot more information. www.globalgoals.org Watch this video:-

Invest your time and skills

To achieve what we want we should invest our money and time in it. Invest you money and time in those projects or task or whatever that helps on achieving any one of these goals. If you are working in some projects make sure that it would try to solve any of these global goals. Invest your skill on making this world a better place. You can volunteer in social works, share the ideas and need of these global goals. Awareness program about environmental pollution, Global warming and the climate change. Everything in the world is interlinked. Any profession needs all other peoples form different skills to make get success oh his/her work. Make sure your upcoming project is to focus these global goal or try at least to solve a problem.

Collaboration and Competition

What would be better, work done by a person or a work done by the group of person who believe in the same thing? Obviously collaborative works are the must successive works. Competition will give you the energy to win other team, which leads both the team to get success on. Collaborating in terms of moving forward towards the same goal. Competition among all to develop and implement the most effective and fastest way to reach there.

Basic Actions

We can change the way we live. There is nothing so called Large or huge impact. Every single small impacts are the cause of those huge things. So never to think like "its not gonna change with me individual" or "my small thing is nothing" Here are some actions we can all take: - Quora.com
  • Be a Vegan.
  • Have no more than 2 children.
  • Walk or Ride a bicycle or use a mass transit service when you can.
  • Support a charity.
  • Pay more for ethical / environment friendly clothes and products.
  • Learn to wash clothes in cool settings.
  • Use less paper.
  • Support and contribute to animal conservation.
  • Re-cycle your recyclable waste.
  • Support other conservation and poverty alleviation efforts.
  • Pay your taxes.
  • Invest in a ethical company
  • Conserve electricity.
  • Waste less food.
  • Support innovation that helps us use less of everything.
  • Grow some trees.
हामिले नगरे कस्ले गर्ने, अहिले नगरे कहिले गर्ने। We don’t have plan B because there is no planet B 

Hello This is Sagar Devkota. Studying Bachelor of Software Engineering at Pokhara University, NCIT. Open Source Enthusiastic.

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Informative one! Well done. Keep sharing such information brother.