17 sustainable development goals
In 2015, the member states of the United Nations passed Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and agreed on 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to collectively solve global challenges such as climate change, growing inequality, as well as crises and conflicts. Every goal has concrete specifications that must be achieved by 2030 for everyone all over the world. To succeed, string partnerships between the fields of politics, civil society, business and science are just as important as the contribution of every single person.
What contribution can you make? The first step is pretty easy: inform yourselves, speak with people you know about the SDGs and sustainability issues, and lead by example. Luckily, there are some easily implementable measures that you can transfer immediately to your everyday lives.
The United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) provides information on the work of the United Nations and the 17 SDGs. It is part of the Department of Global Communications of the UN Secretariat.