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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) of the United Nations are 17 goals that aim to end poverty, to protect the planet and to provide prosperity for all. The SDGs offer a shared vision for the future and a framework that helps governments, industry, non-profit organisations, and the entire global community to work toward a better world. The SDGs are contained in a UN resolution called Agenda 2030.

Achieving these objectives will require unprecedented efforts in all sectors of society, and businesses will play an important role in a process involving the government and involving businesses, civil society and citizens from the outset. Governments must help create and facilitate an environment that creates productive jobs and employment opportunities for the poor and marginalised.

" MSC certified fisheries do not protect the natural environment."

Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015 by member states of the United Nations, provides a common blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and planet in the future. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as global goals are a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future.

The eradication of poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Despite significant changes in social policy, extreme poverty will continue to increase worldwide by 2030. Even with these changes, the poverty rate in rural areas was 17.2% in 2016, and 5.3% in urban areas, almost half of which were children. Despite a significant shift in social policy, extremes of poverty will continue to increase globally by 2030, especially in rural areas.

This decline has led to the spread of poverty and the deterioration of billions of hectares of arable land. Food security, decent work and MSC certified fisheries do not protect the natural environment.

MSC certifications can be used by countries and organisations as part of their commitment to implement SDG14 for life and water. The SDGs are an ambitious plan to promote peace and prosperity, eradicate poverty and protect the planet. They are considered indispensable for the future sustainability of the world.

The Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) are broad and interdependent and are made more effective every two years (from June 6, 2017) by a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations. These resolutions identify specific objectives (targets) and indicators to measure progress towards these objectives.

The heads of state and government, senior UN officials and civil society representatives met with UN Secretary-General in September 2015 at the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since the adoption of the draft UN Millennium Development Goals by 189 UN member states in 2000, the UN has worked closely with non-governmental organisations, international business associations, workers, representatives of scientists, politicians and industry. In the field of education, UNESCO has helped to formulate the Education 2030 Agenda.


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