The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the environment, reduce economic inequality and ensure peace and justice for all. On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  Goals | Objective | Description

 GOAL-1 | No Poverty | By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere.
 GOAL-2 | Zero Hunger | End hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition by 2030.
 GOAL-3 | Good Health & Well-being | Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages by 2030.
 GOAL-4 | Quality Education | Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education by 2030.
 GOAL-5 | Gender Equality | To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
 GOAL-6 | Clean Water & Sanitation | Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.
 GOAL-7 | Affordable & Clean Energy | Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030.
 GOAL-8 | Decent Work & Economic Growth | Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.
 GOAL-9 | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure | Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation by 2030.
 GOAL-10 | Reduced Inequality | Reduce inequality within and among countries by 2030.
 GOAL-11 | Sustainable Cities & Communities | Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
 GOAL-12 | Responsible Consumption & Production | Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
 GOAL-13 | Climate Action | Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
 GOAL-14 | Life Below Water | Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
 GOAL-15 | Life on Land | Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, combat desertification and halt biodiversity loss.
 GOAL-16 | Peace & Justice Strong Institutions | Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development; provide access to justice for all.
 GOAL-17 | Partnerships to achieve the Goal | Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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