UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals developed by the United Nations (UN) that were launched after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015 expired. The MDGs were implemented by the United Nations in 2000 with the hope of achieving the eight goals by 2015. The UN published and promoted the SDGs, a set of seventeen new development targets, which are targeted for achievement by 2030. In July 2015, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General at the time, said that the SDGs must continue and extend the general success of the MDGs to create a more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable world. They were adopted by the UN in September 2015.

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