2030 Agenda

On 25th September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies, and ensure prosperity for all through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, as part of a new sustainable development agenda, known as the 2030 Agenda. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that form this agenda build on the Millennium Development Goals, and aim to complete what these did not achieve. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, but the goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The agenda seeks to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and the goals balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.

Related Publications

  • In the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has recognized that fostering inclusive societies based on strong and transparent institutions is an indispensible requirement for sustainable development. To explore further collective action in addressing issues of participation and inclusion, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Special Meeting at UN Headquarters in May 2018 entitled Towards Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Societies through Participation of All.

    In preparation for this Special Meeting, CIC Senior Fellow David Steven gave a speech on "Knowledge for Social, Economic and Political Inclusion", highlighting the centrality of Inclusion in the 2030 agenda and the Pathfinders program. Read the full speech here. 

    Mar 12, 2018
    David Steven
    2030 Agenda
  • Impact Investment. Social Entrepreneurship. Corporate Partnerships. We’ve all heard these buzz words, but what do they actually mean? How can they be effectively applied to finance sustainable peace efforts in some of the world’s most difficult conflict areas?

    In the first of this two-part article series, CIC Visiting Scholar Riva Kantowitz delves into the innovative methods and models that are being applied to fund global conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. The article also raises important challenges to these methods, including the impact of the funding and how it is being used on the ground. 

    Jan 19, 2018
    Riva Kantowitz
  • As the 2030 Agenda enters its third year, those working to end violence against children must redouble their efforts to make significant progress towards SDG16.2.

    This challenge paper by David Steven – the first in a series exploring next steps in implementation of the 2030 Agenda’s commitment to peace, justice and inclusion – is an update to If Not Now, When? Ending Violence Against all the World’s Children which recommended the formation of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.

    Published ahead of the Solutions Summit in Stockholm, the paper reviews the progress of the global partnership, and what can be done over the next 18 months to maximize the opportunity that the 2019 High-Level Political Forum offers to step up efforts to protect children from violence.

    Jan 15, 2018
    David Steven
    2030 Agenda

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