Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations | 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2012. The purpose was to create a set of global goals related to the environmental, political and economic challenges we face as humanity.

In this way, in 2015, the UN chose through a vote 17 objectives applicable universally to transform the world and has promoted them as global goals of sustainable development for the period 2015-2030, thus replacing the 8 Millennium Development Goals.

The SDGs are a commitment that seeks to address the world’s most urgent problems, and they are all interrelated. They are a universal call to action to respond sustainably against the threat of climate change, positively impacting how we manage our fragile natural resources, promoting peace and inclusive societies, reducing inequalities and contributing to the prosperity of economies.

Since the beginning of the SDGs, they have aimed at the so-called 2030 Agenda, which has provided a model for shared prosperity in a sustainable world in which all people can lead productive lives, living peacefully and on a healthy planet.

Download: SDG Agreement UN 2015

This publication is part of Ecosystem City: Lessons from the Forest