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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted in 2015 by the UN General Assembly and launched in 2016. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 Goals with its targets build on the Millennium Development Goals, while also including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income. The goals are interconnected: the key to success on one often depend on achievements related to another.

Save the Children is strengthening its partnerships, scaling up advocacy and increasing the organisation’s cross-thematic work in order to contribute to an accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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