The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focuses on human progress. It is the universal plan aimed at eradication of poverty, preservation of the environment and biodiversity, achieving peace and enabling progress for all.
WHAT ARE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?

Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, are the architecture of the global plan for better future. That plan is called 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all the UN member states, represents the vision of a better world and clear direction to the mankind for advancement of quality of life in the period 2015-2030. It directs countries' development towards eradication of poverty and hunger, reduction of inequalities, improvement of education, gender equality, addressing climate change, responsible consumption, preservation of biodiversity, economic empowerment and towards strengthening institutions essential for human rights protection, peace and justice.

In a nutshell - Sustainable Development Goals are the global guidance towards better, sustainable future.

The 2030 Agenda is, above all, inclusive plan. Sustainable Development Goals particularly focus on empowering marginalised groups, such as women, children, elderly, poor, disabled, refugees, etc. That is why the key principle of SDGs is: Leave no one behind!



The 2030 Agenda is, above all, inclusive plan. Sustainable Development Goals particularly focus on empowering marginalised groups, such as women, children, elderly, poor, disabled, refugees, etc. That is why the key principle of SDGs is: Leave no one behind!

HELEN KLARK, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UNDP Administrator



All 17 SDGs are interconnected. It is impossible to address them separately. In order to have them achieved, it is essential to address them integrally, as a broader developmental framework set to enable better quality of life for all in next 15 years. Therefore, partnership is crucial for achievement of 17 SDGs. It is of utmost importance to establish cooperation among governments, civil society, international organisations, private sector and individuals.

Member states already committed to incorporate SDGs in their developmental policies. But sustainable development is possible only if all of us work towards achievement of these goals. And how to do it? Well, quite simple. By starting from ourselves. From our community. Accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda will be contributed by even the smallest actions such as rational water consumption, respect of diversities in local community, planting one new tree, equal treatment of men and women, girls and boys, responsible treatment of the resources and environment, etc. Any of those actions will contribute to the achievement of the vision of a better world envisaged by the Agenda for Sustainable Development by 2030.

HOW THE SDGs WERE MADE?

This is the first developmental agenda which was created, not exclusively by leaders and polititians, but also by ordinary citizens. During the Post-2015 consultations organised in the period 2013-2015, more than 8 million people around the world clearly said in what kind of world they want to live in. By doing so, they helped UN member states, all 193 of them, to create and adopt this ambitious plan at the UN General Assembly in September 2015, as a vision of a better world by 2030.

Montenegro had an active role in this process. More than 12.000 citizens i.e. 2% of its population, participated in post-millennium national consultations.

Sustainable Development Goals are continuation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the largest anti-poverty push in the history of mankind, in the period of 2000-2015. The MDGs enabled human kind to cut in half the extreme poverty, to increase education rate, to decrease child mortality as well as to stop HIV/AIDS and malaria epidemics, but also to advance the position of women in many societies around the glove. The Sustainable Development Goals build on reaching the vision of better world by 2030.

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