The Agenda 2030

A more just world and a future worth living for all people: The international community of states made this commitment in September 2015 with the adoption of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.

Sustainable Development GoalsWith Agenda 2030, all states have committed themselves to face the global challenges together and to take responsibility for this and future generations. The focus of Agenda 2030 are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are intended to foster economic, social and ecological development.

Leave no one behind

Agenda 2030 is to be implemented at national, regional and global level, involving all stakeholders, including civil society. No one should be left behind on the way to sustainable development. "Leave no one behind" is the central principle of Agenda 2030.

Sustainability means above all: taking responsibility for the future generation. The concept is based on the conviction that we must not live at the cost of our children and grandchildren and the understanding that environment, economy and society influence each other. Long-term economic and social progress and an intact environment are mutually dependent, which means that one is not possible without the other.

Sustainable development therefore means that development is shaped in such a way that all people worldwide have equal opportunities for development, the needs of the present generation are met and the interests of future generations are explicitly taken into account.

A sophisticated and concrete plan

Agenda 2030 is a sophisticated and concrete plan on how we can meet the global challenges of our time such as climate change, poverty and hunger, inequality or crises and conflicts - and make sustainable development really possible for everyone in the world.

The sustainable development goals were established as a more comprehensive concept of sustainability following the "Millennium Development Goals". No matter whether poor or rich countries - all must contribute to achieve the goals set out in the Agenda by 2030 and to shape our world in such a way that in future all people have the same opportunities to live healthy and satisfying lives in freedom and security.

People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership

At the heart of Agenda 2030 are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are integrated and indivisible. They are introduced by five key messages which illustrate the links between the goals. They are about people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.


„We are  determined  to  end  poverty  and  hunger,  in  all  their  forms  and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.“  

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„We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.“  

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„We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling  lives  and  that  economic,  social  and  technological  progress  occurs  in harmony with nature“

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„We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.“ 

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„We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit  of  strengthened  global  solidarity,  focused in  particular on the  needs of  the poorest  and  most  vulnerable  and  with  the  participation  of  all  countries,  all stakeholders and all people.“

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Sustainable Development Goals

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Goal 1.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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Goal 2.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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Goal 3.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Goal 4.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Goal 5.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Goal 6.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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Goal 7.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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Goal 8.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Goal 9.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Goal 10.
Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Goal 11.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Goal 12.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Goal 13.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Goal 14.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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Goal 15.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and halt biodiversity loss

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Goal 16.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development and provide access to justice for all.

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Goal 17.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development