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March 21, 2023
Sustainability maxi-series 2023—Day 11—The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals put the reasons for sustainability into a larger context

To put the reasons for sustainability into a larger context, it helps to consider the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals drafted the U.N. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs and adopted in 2015 by all U.N. member states. The goals are the heart of an agenda for 2030 that provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet now and into the future. Each goal has multiple targets and related actions, events, publications.

The 17 goals are:

1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.

11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and stop biodiversity loss.

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

17. Strengthen the means of implementation, and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Jim Montague is executive editor of Control. 

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