More about the Sustainable Development Goals

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 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being for people
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Change
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

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Re: More about the Sustainable Development Goals  

  By: Okoro Cynthia Nkechinyere on March 10, 2018, 7:27 a.m.


Re: More about the Sustainable Development Goals  

  By: Tijani Musibau Akande on March 13, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

No doubt, the current global thinking is on how to meet the needs of today without jeopardising the future. That is Sustainable thinking, that is sustainable development goals