Definition of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global objectives established by the United Nations in 2015 to guide development and promote a more sustainable, just and resilient future. These goals are designed to address the urgent global challenges of poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. They follow on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were in force from 2000 to 2015. Each of the 17 SDGs is accompanied by a set of specific targets and indicators to guide and measure progress in each area.

Here is the list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:

1- No poverty

The first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to eradicate poverty in all its forms by 2030. It recognises poverty as a major obstacle to human well-being. The SDG targets cover the eradication of extreme poverty, based on a threshold of $1.25 per day, the reduction of poverty according to national criteria, the establishment of social protections, equitable access to resources, resilience in the face of climate change and the integration of poverty issues into policies at all levels. Priority is given to the most vulnerable groups, such as women and children, and CircularPlace’s solution meets this SDG. We contribute to the fight against poverty by encouraging donations to associations that help the most disadvantaged.

2- Zero hunger

SDG 2 aims to eradicate malnutrition by guaranteeing sufficient and nutritious food for all. It promotes sustainable agriculture capable of meeting today’s needs while remaining resilient in the face of climate change. The objectives include increasing agricultural productivity, particularly for small farmers, promoting climate-resilient agriculture, preserving genetic biodiversity and strengthening agricultural research. The emphasis is also on stabilising food markets and limiting price fluctuations. To achieve these aspirations, decisive political action is required, recognising the interdependence of this SDG with other sustainable development goals.

3- Good health and well-being

The health SDG aims to achieve well-being for all, regardless of age. It focuses on key issues such as maternal and child health, and the prevention and treatment of all forms of disease. To succeed, preventive measures, universal access to care, support for research and the development of treatments are essential. It also focuses on sexual and reproductive health, the introduction of universal health cover, and minimising the risks associated with chemical substances and pollution.