Sustainable Development Goals

 

More than 190 world leaders met on September 27, 2015 and adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN Headquarters in New York.

 

This momentous agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.

 

In a statement issued following consensus reached by Member States on the Summit outcome document on 2 August, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “This is the People’s Agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind,” he said. 

 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development consists of a Declaration, 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a section on means of implementation and renewed global partnership, and a framework for review and follow-up.

 

The agenda is unique in that it calls for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income. It recognizes that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with a plan that builds economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while addressing climate change and environmental protection. It also covers issues such as inequality, infrastructure, energy, consumption, biodiversity, oceans and industrialization. 

 

The UN community in Ethiopia will support the government and other national stakeholders to rollout the SDGs at national and sub-national level. In the spirit of the 2030 agenda and SDGs, this roadmap is prepared to guide the engagement between the UNCT and other UN entities involved, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), Major Groups and Others Stakeholders civil society, the private sector, Research and Academia and all other development partners in Ethiopia.