End poverty in all its forms everywhere
17 Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda is a blueprint for a world free from poverty, hunger, disease, fear and violence. A world characterized by universal respect for human rights, dignity, justice, gender equality, equal opportunities. A world where exploitation and discrimination are a thing of the past. A world that seeks to establish inclusive, sustainable stewardship of the environment and biodiversity so that people live in harmony with nature, and all life forms are protected and can flourish.
To make this vision a reality and change the world for the better, there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs for short) that governments, (international) organisations and businesses around the globe are cooperating to achieve. The goals range from combatting poverty through promoting gender equality and decent working conditions to protecting nature and wildlife as well as tackling climate change. Since SDGs are universal and apply in all countries, it is particularly important to address the needs and priorities of the world’s most vulnerable people, populations and nations.
All the projects and organisations to be found on elevaide are committed to pursuing at least one of these 17 goals. You will see and learn how they are contributing to a better world—and how you can help.