Sustainable Development Goals/Staring SDG Transformation

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Staring Transformation defined by 17 SDGs[edit | edit source]

See Chart for Sustainable Development Goals.

On 25 September 2015, the 194 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following the adoption, UN agencies under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Group, decided to support an independent campaign to help communicate the agreed Sustainable Development Goals to a wider constituency. Known as Project Everyone,[1] the independent campaign introduced the term Global Goals and was supported by corporate institutions and other International Organizations. Because this decision was made without the approval of the member states, it met resistance.[2] In addition, several sections of civil society and governments felt[3] the UNDG ignored "sustainability," even though it was the most important aspect of the agreement. That the term "Global Goals" also refers to several other processes not related to the United Nations was another concern.

The Official Agenda for Sustainable adopted on 25 September 2015 has 92 paragraphs. Paragraph 51 outlines the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets.

The 17 SDGs are listed below, together with some of their key facts and figures:[4]

Learning Task[edit | edit source]

  • (Project Everyone) Why it is important, that people in member states take ownership of the transformation process towards a more sustainable world?
  • (Risk Literacy) Why is the core concept of Sustainability closely linked to Risk Literacy of the population? Decision making is driven by short term benefits. Sustainability by default a long-term goal. Find examples (in your everyday workflows, in economy, in policy making, ...) in which we accomplish short-term benefit and create a long-term risks!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Project Everyone". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. "Why this is Sustainable Development Not Global Goals - Africa Platform". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. "Public SDGs or Private GGs? – Global Policy Watch". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. "United Nations General Assembly Draft outcome document of the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda". UN. Retrieved 25 September 2015.