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.

The 5 Ps Structure

PEOPLE

End poverty and hunger in all forms and dimensions, and ensuring all persons everywhere have access to good health and quality education, dignity and equality in a healthy environment. Focus is placed on achieving goals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

PROSPERITY

Ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous, and fulling lives and that economic, social, and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature. Focus is placed on achieving goals 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

PLANET

Protect our planet’s natural resources and climate to support the needs of the present and future generations. Focus is placed on achieving goals 6, 13, 14, and 15.

PEACE

Foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies complemented by strengthened institutions. Focus is placed on achieving goal 16.

PARTNERSHIP

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership and solidarity for sustainable development. Focus is placed on achieving goal 17.

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