Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are seventeen aspirational “Global Goals” with 169 targets. Every day, social entrepreneurs around the world are working to meet these global goals. 


Sustainable Development Goal 1, No Poverty:  End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger:  End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Well-Being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Sustainable Development Goal 5, Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Sustainable Development Goal 7, Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Sustainable Development Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all 

Sustainable Development Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Sustainable Development Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 

Sustainable Development Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goal 15, Life on Land: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Sustainable Development Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Sustainable Development Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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