Concrete actions to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are already under way, in all parts of the world. More than 40 countries are getting ready to present their plans to achieve the SDGs at this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development taking place on 10-19 July at UN Headquarters in New York.
Specific Goals will also be under review at the Forum this year with Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development to be considered every year. The Goals are:
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
In the lead up to the Forum, several SDG Advocates and Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals will share their views and actions on what is being done to achieve these Goals.
The SDGs, officially launched in January 2016, represent a new approach to address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
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Sustainable Development Goal 9: Investing in ICT access and quality education to promote lasting peace
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