In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals, as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all. These are to be attained by 2030. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations, and improving inequality, health, sanitation, education, and the economy, must go hand-in-hand with strategies – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our ocean’s lives and forests’ lives.
These goals are all integrated and they recognize that the work in one area will affect outcomes in others and they need to be balanced. Although the word “disability” is not cited directly in all goals, The SDGs explicitly include disability and persons with disabilities 11 times like Disability in education, growth, employment, inequality, and accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and the monitoring of the SDGs.
Here we have The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
We will be covering each of these 17 SDGs in each blog during this month. Keep Reading!