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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SDGs, also referred to as the Global Goals, were developed as part of the United Nations’ (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Adopted in September of 2015, they came into full effect on January 1, 2016. The 17 SDGs focus on eradicating extreme poverty, promoting equality in all forms, and promoting sustainability of the planet for future generations. The goals are global in nature, calling for action from all nations to ensure equality and sustainable living for future generations. This entry offers an overview of the SDGs as a whole, discusses the specific goals related to children, and explores how SDGs impact development work and research on development work.

A Summary of Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs consist of 232 indicators, which are used to measure ...

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