This September, 193 countries will meet at the UN to adopt new global goals.
These 17 goals provide a roadmap that will help the world achieve sustainable development.
But what exactly is sustainable development and how does it affect us?
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
But not everyone takes into account the negatives that unbalanced economic growth can have on the environment and on people’s well-being.
It’s time to change that by looking at the world in a different way.
The sustainable development goal will help us to do that.
Sustainable development is about the big picture. It’s about improving the lives of everyone, everywhere and achieving all these things together. But it’s also about the details.
That means we want economies to grow, companies to thrive and people to have decent work.
We want to create new, innovative technologies, but not by harming the environment.
We want everyone to have access to nutritious food, regardless of where they happen to live.
We want affordable and quality education, but for everybody, not just for a few.
We want freedom of speech, but we don’t want that to mean violence.
But how can we achieve all of this and where do we even start?
Well, the 17 goals will mean member states, alongside civil society stakeholders and major groups, will be working together for the next 15 years looking at ways we can do business differently so that everyone gains.
With these 17 Global Goals as our guide, we can achieve sustainable development and live in a world where people and planet benefit.
But we have to act now. This is the time for global action.
To find out how you can get involved and learn more about the goals go to: un.org/sustainabledevelopment