What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

"The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." In 2015, they were adopted by all UN Member States to help eliminate poverty, care for the planet and ensure all people can enjoy peace and prosperity by year 2030.
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To address all the current global challenges we face, these 17 goals are designed to be interconnected and integrated - the action in one area will ultimately impact the outcomes in others; development must be balance social, economic and environmental sustainability
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Let's work together to achieve them all by 2030!

Statistics Related to Each Goal:

1. More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty.

2. 1/3 of the world's food is wasted, yet 821 million people are undernourished.

3. Vaccinations resulted in a 80% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2017.

4. 617 million children and adolescents lack minimum proficiency in reading and mathematics.

5. 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and or sexual violence.

6. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the world's population.

7. 3 billion people still lack clean cooking fuels and technologies.

8. 1/5 of young people are not in education, employment or training.

9. Roads, water, sanitation and electricity remain scarce in many developing countries.

10. The poorest 40% of the population earn less than 25% of global income.

11. 9 out of 10 urban residents breathe polluted air.

12. By 2050, the equivalent of almost 3 planets could be required to sustain current lifestyles.

13. Global emissions of carbon dioxide have increased by almost 50% since 1990.

14. Over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.

15. Forests are home to more than 80% of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

16. In 2018, the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million.

17. Achieving the SDGs could open up US$12 trillion of market opportunities and create 380 million new jobs by 2030.

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