More about the Sustainable Development Goals ¶
By: Andy Nobes on Feb. 19, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
The Sustainable Devleopment Goals are increasingly becoming part of the research landscape. Many research funders ask for details of which SDGs you are hoping to solve, and they are a useful framework for cross-disciplinary research collaboration. In this forum, we highly recommend mentioning the SDGs when you post your call for collaborators. But what are these goals?
"The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. The broad goals are interrelated though each has its own targets to achieve. The total number of targets is 169. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues. These include poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.The SDGs are also known as "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" or Agenda 2030 in short. The goals were developed to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which ended in 2015. Unlike the MDGs, the SDG framework does not distinguish between "developed" and "developing" nations. Instead, the goals apply to all countries."
Here is a list of the SDGs:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
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