UN Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) and EC priorities 2019-2024

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015 by all United Nations Member States, and it provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on decades of work by countries and the United Nations (UN) and are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership: strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

List of 17 goals:

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

European Commission has decided about its’ six priorities for the years 2019-2024

  1. Green Deal – Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent, a road map is available with 10 actions and indicative timelines
  2. An economy that works for people – Working for social fairness and prosperity
  3. A Europe fit for the digital age – Empowering people with a new generation of technologies
  4. Promoting our European way of life – Building a Union of equality in which we all have the same access to opportunities
  5. A stronger Europe in the world – Europe to strive for more by strengthening our unique brand of responsible global leadership
  6. A new push for the European democracy – Nurturing, protecting and strengthening our democracy