The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs came into effect in January 2016, and they will continue to guide UNDP policy and funding until 2030. As the lead UN development agency, UNDP is uniquely placed to help implement the Goals through our work in some 170 countries and territories. Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.
Why is it important
According to the UN definition, the Sustainable Development Goals are aimed at improving the life of every person in particular. And globally sustainable development means that the development of the current generation does not go against the interests of future generations. When the task of economic growth or increase in welfare is set, it is necessary to understand that these factors are strongly connected with the environment. Absolutely all countries are responsible for the planet. And this is our common cause. To achieve SDGs, we all - the government, civil society, business - must act together. Our organization supports the implementation of these goals by projects that are consistent with the ideas of the Sustainable Development Goals.