Global Goals

Goal #1: END POVERTY

By 2030 nobody will live in extreme poverty anywhere in the world.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Ensure social protection, so that everyone in society is protected against things like unemployment and has access to support services like medical care. This is especially meant to protect and support the poorest and most vulnerable people
  • Ensure resources are allocated to implement social policies that help people who have less money to still have equal access to basic services, labour, land, technology and be able to create companies to grow economically
  • Build the resilience of people with less money so that they are better protected from climate-related extreme events, like floods and droughts, and other economic, social and environmental shocks

Goal #2: END HUNGER

By 2030 no one will go hungry anywhere in the world.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • End malnutrition by improving social programs for children, mothers and the elderly, and ensuring safe, nutritious and sufficient food year-round
  • Increase agricultural production and income of small farmers, especially women and indigenous peoples, respecting the environment, the biodiversity of each region and their own resources
  • Prevent problems such as drought, floods and other disasters
  • Protect the variety of species of seeds, crops and farm animals (domestic and wild), and fairly distribute the benefits of these resources

Goal #3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Reduce the number of mothers who die giving birth to their children
  • Prevent the deaths of newborns and children under five years old
  • End epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and other diseases such as hepatitis or waterborne diseases
  • Educate people on prevention and abuse of drugs and alcohol as well as on mental health issues
  • Provide information about family planning, sex education and reproductive health
  • Ensure that everyone enjoys the right to health, which includes high quality medical care, and accessible and economical medicines and vaccines
  • Halve global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
  • Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination

GOAL #4: QUALITY EDUCATION

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Provide more opportunities for technical and vocational training to youth and adults so they can get better jobs
  • End inequality in educational opportunities between men and women, for children with disabilities, indigenous people and victims of conflict
  • Improve school facilities to provide a safe and positive environment for everyone
  • Increase the number of scholarships for vocational and technical training, either in a person’s home country or abroad
  • Increase the number of trained and qualified teachers
  • Promote education for sustainable development

GOAL #5: GENDER EQUALITY

Achieve gender equality and empower all girls and women.

By 2030, we will all have equal chances to succeed at all levels of public life.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • End all forms of violence against women and girls, including sex trafficking and other forms of exploitation
  • End all practices and traditions that may impair the physical, mental and sexual health of women and girls
  • Recognize and value women’s work at home. Encourage women and girls to have equal opportunities to be heard and to have real opportunities to participate in all political, economic and public spheres
  • Protect women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health. Promote policies and laws to ensure gender equality including reforms to give women equal access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance, and natural resources

GOAL #6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

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

By 2030 everyone will have safe water to drink.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Ensure all have access to safe water
  • Ensure all have access to sanitation (safe sewage disposal and good waste management) and public education on healthy hygiene habits
  • Monitor water quality to reduce contamination. Prevent chemicals or contaminants from being thrown into the water
  • Improve water use, developing greater resources for its revtilisation
  • Raise awareness among communities to ensure they play an active part in improving their water management and sanitation
  • Protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

GOAL #7: RENEWABLE ENERGY

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Ensure access for all to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services through new infrastructure and better technology
  • Promote energy efficiency – more quickly developing technology that wastes less energy
  • Increase the use of renewable energy sources globally compared with other sources of energy
  • Work together to research and develop renewable and other clean energy resources

GOAL #8: GOOD JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Offer opportunities for safe, creative work that motivates people’s development
  • Ensure our natural resources are respected and protected in economic activities
  • Promote decent work and safe working environments for all: men and women, youth, people with disabilities and migrant workers
  • Reduce the number of unemployed youth by increasing access to training
  • Prevent and end forced labour and child labour in all forms
  • Globally, take actions to give more jobs to young people

GOAL# 9: Innovation and Infrastructure

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being
  • Provide small businesses with access to credit and technical support for their development
  • Ensure the companies promote sustainable development and do not harm the environment.
  • Allocate resources for research to address that country’s specific needs and improve technology
  • Ensure all have access to the internet and new technologies, especially those living in least developed countries

GOAL# 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Reduce inequalities within and among countries by 2030, our poorest people will have faster growing incomes.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Provide support for people living in poverty to have access to support for rapid and sustainable economic growth
  • Ensure laws and practices do not discriminate against any group, but rather listen to people’s needs and the input of those who are affected
  • Ensure laws and social programs protect disadvantaged and vulnerable people. For example, when establishing quotas in a political party, youth, women, indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities must also be included
  • Ensure people who leave one country to live in another benefit from laws to protect them

GOAL # 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Ensure all have access to quality, safe housing and basic services
  • Provide safe, organised transportation that is not harmful to the environment and is also specifically designed to serve children, women, and vulnerable people
  • Engage communities in discussions and planning for improvement of their cities
  • Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
  • Increase resilience to disasters
  • Ensure monitoring of waste management and air quality
  • Prepare communities to manage their resources properly and to tackle climate change

GOAL #12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Halve the amount of global food waste per person, by individuals and companies
  • Ensure that, international agreements for handling harmful chemicals are met, taking care of the air, water and soil
  • Reduce the generation of waste through the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • Ensure large companies’ practices are responsible, open and environmentally sound
  • Keep the public informed and educated, and provide the tools to live in harmony with nature for sustainable lifestyles

GOAL # 13: CLIMATE ACTION

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

By 2030 we will have strengthened resilience to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Ensure people are well prepared for hazards related to climate and natural disasters
  • Address climate change issues in their governments’ agendas and allocate resources to combat climate change

GOAL #14: LIFE BELOW WATER

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

By 2030 we’ll have reduced the pollution in our oceans.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Reduce marine pollution by 2025, since much of the pollution comes from human activities on land
  • Enact laws that prohibit illegal fishing, overfishing, and other destructive fishing practices
  • Provide financial support to the poorest countries and small islands to protect and have better management of marine resources, thinking about the future

GOAL #15: LIFE ON LAND

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

By 2030 our forests will be saved from deforestation.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Protect and conserve ecosystems (for example, deserts and rainforests) by respecting signed international agreements
  • Reduce deforestation and plant more trees in order to reforest
  • Protect and urgently prevent the extinction of endangered species; stop uncontrolled hunting and trafficking in protected species of flora and fauna. It is important to involve indigenous communities

GOAL # 16: PEACE AND JUSTICE

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

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • End violence in the world and deaths related to it
  • End the abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children
  • Ensure that everyone has equal access to justice in their country or internationally
  • Combat crime and corruption in any form
  • Improve State-level institutions that inspire confidence in their citizens
  • Ensure citizens are consulted and their governments make decisions with the interest of children and adults in mind. For example, children and young people must be consulted before a legal law that affects their lives is signed
  • Ensure all children are given an identity including birth registration
  • Ensure all people have free access to information
  • Strengthen institutions to prevent violence, terrorism and crime

GOAL #17: PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

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

By 2030 the least developed countries will export significantly more than they do now.

Targets to achieve by 2030

  • Help ensure all countries have met these Goals by 2030. The Global Goals should be present in national plans and each State will decide which issues are most pressing in their country
  • Ensure each State allocates its own resources to achieve the Goals. In addition, developed countries should commit to supporting achievement of the Goals in less developed countries
  • Respect countries’ policy decisions, provided they are consistent. For example, you cannot create rules for the protection of natural resources, and give permission for their exploitation at the same time
  • Engage with the organisations and individuals who have been working for many years on various topics that relate to the Global Goals. These organisations and individuals should be involved in work toward achieving the goals, as their experience and support is necessary
  • Ensure States improve their data and statistics management to be able to assess their progress and toward achievement of the Global Goals