Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a series of 17 Internationally agreed development goals, guided by the outcomes of United Nations intergovernmental bodies on the three pillars of sustainable development - social, economic and environmental, fixed by the United Nations and adopted by 193 countries in 2015. Through sustainable development, their overall objective is to create a better world and a better life for all, by 2030.

The SDGs cover a wide range of areas, including poverty alleviation, education, healthcare, gender equality, climate action and more. By 2030, countries are committed to achieving these goals through targeted actions, policies and international cooperation.

  • SDG 1 : End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG 2 : End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG 3 : Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 4 : Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG 5 : Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG 6 : Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • SDG 7 : Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • SDG 8 : promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG 9 : Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
  • SDG 10 : Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG 11 : Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG 12 : Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • SDG 13 : Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • SDG 14 : Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • SDG 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
  • SDG 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
  • SDG 17 : Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global partnership for Sustainable Development

According to the United Nations SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2023, which assesses countries' progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SDG Index Rank of India is 112 out of 166 countries, with an overall index score of 63.5 percent and spill-over score of 99.4 percent.

Even though India has achieved a number of SDGs, more work has to be done to meet the targets by 2030. Notwithstanding the progress made, there are still issues because of a number of things, including insufficient funding, capacity issues, social and economic disparities, and structural obstacles. A comprehensive and cooperative strategy is also necessary for dealing with complicated and interrelated problems including gender inequality, poverty, and climate change. Through encouraging cooperation, information exchange, and local ownership, social capital can aid in addressing these issues. It can strengthen community resilience and adaptive ability, foster social cohesion and inclusivity, and eventually result in more inclusive and sustainable development. The government, civil society organizations, and other relevant parties must persist in their cooperation and endeavors to tackle the residual obstacles and accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

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