What is the 2030 Agenda?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A very didactic (and fun) video about the 2030 Agenda

In September 2015, representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN met in New York. They recognized that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

By adopting the document “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (A/70/L.1), countries committed to taking bold and transformative steps to promote sustainable development over the next 15 years without leaving anyone behind.

The 2030 Agenda is an action plan for people, the planet, and prosperity to strengthen universal peace. The program indicates 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs, and 169 goals, to eradicate poverty and promote a dignified life for all within the planet’s limits. They are clear objectives and goals for all countries to adopt according to their priorities and act in the spirit of a global partnership that guides the necessary choices to improve people’s lives, now and in the future.

It is a plan for governments, society, companies, academia, and you.

The 2030 Agenda: A global action plan for a sustainable 2030

The document adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, “Transformando Nosso Mundo: a Agenda 2030 para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável”, is a guide for the international community’s actions in the coming years. And it’s also a plan of action for all people and the planet that was created to put the world on a more sustainable and resilient path by 2030.

The 2030 Agenda consists of (Figure 1):
  • a Declaration;
  • a results framework (17 SDGs, and their 169 targets);
  • a section about means of implementation and global partnerships,
  • a roadmap for follow-up and review (Figura 1).

The SDGs are the core of the Agenda and must be achieved by the year 2030.

Figure 1

The 17 Goals are integrated and indivisible and combine, in a balanced way, the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental. They are like a to-do list to be accomplished by governments, civil society, the private sector, and all citizens on the collective journey toward a sustainable 2030. In the coming years of implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the SDGs and their targets will stimulate and support actions in areas of crucial importance for humanity: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnerships (Figure 2).

Figure 2

Combining the processes of the Millennium Development Goals and the processes resulting from Rio+20, the 2030 Agenda, and the SDGs inaugurates a new phase for the development of countries, which seeks to fully integrate all the components of sustainable development and engage all countries in building future we want.

Source: Translated from Plataforma Agenda 2030

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