What are the SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals, are seventeen (17) interconnected ‘global goals’ that are a “…blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all people by 2030.” Additionally, these goals are the key in the achievement of resilience building post COVID 19.
As an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs were unanimously adopted by 193 Member States of the United Nations (UN), including Antigua and Barbuda, at a historic UN General Assembly Summit in 2015.
The 17 SDGs and their 169 specific targets cover a vast spectrum of policy areas, and encompass the broad economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Seeking to address the world’s most pressing developmental challenges, the goals range from eradicating poverty and hunger, protecting the planet and tackling climate change, and ensuring peace and prosperity for all.