What are SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the successors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) formulated in 2001 under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015. International targets from 2016 to 2030 are listed. Consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets for a sustainable world, we pledge to leave no one behind the globe. SDGs are universal not only developing countries but also developed countries themselves are working on, and JCI Amsterdam International is also actively working on them.

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All 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.



Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.



Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.



Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.



Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development



The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.



Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.



To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations..



Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.



Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.



Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.


There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.



Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss



Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.


Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.



Responsible Production and Consumption



Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.