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.
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.
- Read our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the SDGS
- Explore the new Global Goals
- Check out the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals website
- Read Oxfam’s case study on how the SDGs can make a real difference to lives in Timor-Leste
- Read what former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, had to say about Australia’s commitment to a fair go when he signed on to the MDGs in the year 2000
- Use our school education resources to teach your students about the SDGs and reach out to your local MP to tell them what these goals mean for the world want to grow up in.