The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established in 2015 by the international community as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through which countries of the world collectively pledged to eradicate poverty, find sustainable and inclusive development solutions, ensure everyone’s human rights, and generally make sure that no one is left behind by 2030.
The EU made a positive and constructive contribution to the development of the 2030 Agenda. We are committed to implementing the SDGs in all our policies and encourage EU countries to do the same.
17 SDGs have been defined, with 169 associated targets, to be reached by 2030. They address the global challenges the world faces and tackle all dimensions of sustainable development, in a balanced and integrated manner.
The Sustainable Development Goals, their history and implementation from the United Nations
Knowledge base for the Sustainable Development Goals - tools and knowledge to support evidence-based implementation of the SDGs