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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

FICS for Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On September 25th 2015 leaders from 193 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They unanimously agreed to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals. The SDGs replace the MDGs which in September 2000 rallied the world around a common 15-year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty. Listed below are the new SDGs that will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.


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No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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Zero Hunger

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

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Good Health And Well Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

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Quality Education

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

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Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Clean Water And Sanitization

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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Affordable And Clean Energy

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

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Decent Work And Economic Growth

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

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Industry Innovation And Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation

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SDG 10

Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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SDG 11

Sustainable Cities And Communities

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

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SDG 12

Responsible Consumption And Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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SDG 13

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum)

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SDG 14

Life Below Water

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

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SDG 15

Life On Land

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

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SDG 16

Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions

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

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SDG 17

Partnerships For The Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development