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Sustainable Development Goals

Global goals to combat poverty, inequality and climate change

In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York to pledge their support for a new set of global goals to combat poverty and protect the planet.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 new global goals that chart a pathway from 2015 to 2030 for every nation to:

  • Address poverty, hunger and malnutrition
  • Tackle inequality and build more inclusive, peaceful societies and economies for all
  • Combat climate change and protect the planet
  • Address gender inequality and stop all forms of violence against women and girls

The goals come after global talks between governments, organisations, businesses and people like you to agree the key challenges that need to be addressed for a better world by 2030.

The SDGs follow the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were agreed in the year 2000 and helped to deliver a halving of global poverty.

Take Action

Back in 2000, then Australian PM John Howard went to New York to sign Australia up to the Millennium Development Goals. Today, we need to recommit to a fair go for everyone through the Sustainable Development Goals. Pledge your support now.

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