This SDG aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. By promoting social protection systems and supporting investments in poverty eradication actions, the first SDG showcases solutions towards ending poverty. Achieving this goal not only means having no one living under $1.25 per day but also that appropriate policy frameworks have been put in place to ensure the sustainable eradication of extreme poverty worldwide.
This SDG aims to put an end to hunger and malnourishment. Ensuring the access to nutritious food to all is the ultimate aim of this second SDG. Therefore, this second SDG promotes sustainable food production and ensures the proper functioning of food commodity markets. Achieving this goal means attaining zero hunger and zero food waste, as well as ending malnutrition for all.
This SDG aims to promote the eradication of pandemics such as AIDS on the global scale. Also, this third goal’s purpose is to reduce neonatal mortality by ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under age 5. Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, preventing substance abuse and attaining universal health coverage for all represent the milestones this goal must surpass.
This SDG aims at universalizing free access to primary and secondary education for every boy and girl. The achievement of SDG4 signifies that all youth can achieve literacy and numeracy, regardless of the child’s gender and socio-economic background. Education is a key factor within sustainable development, training future generations to make this world a better place.
This SDG aims at ending inequality based on gender. As women are discriminated against in many settings and under various forms achieving this goal is of tremendous importance. SDG 5 will be achieved once harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and forced marriages will no longer exist. Attaining gender equality means having it endorsed and respected as a global human right.
This SDG aims to ensure that every individual has access to clean and drinking water as well as sanitation utilities. In short, achieving SDG6 would mean that every single person has access to drinking water and would bring an end to open defecation worldwide. Achieving this goal matters as clean water and sanitation are determining factors when it comes to health and well-being.
This SDG aims to ensure that every individual has access to affordable, clean, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. In short, achieving SDG7 entails that every single person has access to electricity while also drastically reducing the CO2 emissions currently resulting from energy production and consumption. Achieving this goal matters because access to energy is a precondition for economic development, and therefore can help eradicate poverty.
This SDG aims to ensure that every individual has access to decent work, which in turn is key to stimulating a sustainable economic growth. In short, this SDG entails providing a policy framework by which local, regional, and national markets diversify while also protecting and defending the rights of workers. Diversifying the workforce gives a chance to any worker - regardless of their socio-economic background, their gender or their age - to enter the workforce and put them out of poverty.
This SDG focuses on innovative industrialization and sustainable infrastructure. This goal seeks to make industrialization processes sustainable through the use of cleaner technologies and greater resource-use efficiency. Furthermore, it aims to make infrastructure resilient to any potential shocks through the use of greener materials. Therefore, this goal promotes investments in R&D to innovate, and eventually adopt newer, greener methods within the industry’s sector.
This SDG aims to ensure that every individual, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic status has equal access to opportunities. In short, this SDG entails providing a policy framework which reduces discriminations at every level. SDG10 promotes equality at the individual level all the way to the global level, by making sure that developing countries are represented and treated equally in international organizations.
This SDG aims to ensure that every individual has access to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services including in slums. In short, this SDG entails a reevaluation of the current model of urbanization to create a new and more inclusive model in which cities can mitigate inequalities. Transport infrastructures, urban water distribution and green space access are all on SDG11 agenda.
This SDG aims to implement a 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production, with all countries taking action, and with developed countries taking the lead. In short, this SDG entails a reevaluation of our current consumption and production model which is energy intensive and wasteful. By creating a circular model of production and consumption, by which we promote the recycling and utilization of resources, we ensure that our consumption does not deplete resources and that we reduce the CO2 footprint of production and waste.
This SDG aims to ensure that all stakeholders partake in climate mitigation and adaptation. In short, this SDG entails creating a policy framework which integrates climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning. This will help reduce the number of individuals affected by natural disasters and climate-related hazards, especially in developing countries and island states.
This SDG aims to protect oceans, seas and conserve marine resources for sustainable development. This goal matters as consequences of human activity are increasingly visible through ocean acidification and marine ecosystem deterioration. As a result, fish supplies have diminished, putting at risk the communities which heavily rely on ocean resources to live such as small island communities. This goal therefore encourages investment in ocean scientific research and pushing for political action to deal with life below water sustainably, taking a long term perspective.
This SDG seeks to protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems in a sustainable way. This includes curbing desertification, deforestation, and stopping land degradation as well as biodiversity loss. This matters as forests are the lungs of our planet; healthy productive lands mean larger yields of food; and biodiversity represents better resilience and resistance against the transmission of viruses to human beings. Protecting life on land directly implies protecting human lives.
This SDG aims to establish peace and inclusiveness amongst societies worldwide by ensuring that everyone has access to justice, and that inclusive and legitimate institutions exist for people to take advantage of. This goal promotes the rule of law at both national and international levels. This goal matters as millions of people still find themselves exposed to conflicts and violence everyday, whether at country level or household level.
This SDG aims to improve the interconnections between all SDGs and all UN member states. Therefore, this goal encourages the mobilization of financial resources from developed countries, in order to contribute to developing countries’ development. This goal is important as it promotes solidarity between all countries within an already interconnected globalized world.
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What are Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked SDGs that were voted on by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. They serve as a roadmap on how to achieve a “better and more sustainable future” by 2030. Given their interconnectedness, it is impossible to foresee achieving any and all of the SDGs without addressing the relationship between each one.

This is why Data For Good has decided to show how projects also contribute to specific Missions.

Why is stakeholder engagement so important?

Stakeholder engagement is the process used by an organization to engage the relevant person or group that has interests at stake. Stakeholder engagement is also the heart of SDG 17 – “Partnership for the goals”. By creating a platform which stimulates the necessary global stakeholder engagement, we hope to actively contribute to the success of SDG 17.

Our platform has been conceived to help efficiently coordinate mobilization, as we view stakeholder engagement as a precondition to achieving the 17 SDGs. We have designed our own stakeholder engagement model which describes how each stakeholder – civilians, governments/public sector, private sector and researchers/experts – can get involved, but more importantly, collaborate with each other on Projects. This creates the perfect ecosystem for change.