Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, which consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.
The SDGs were created to guide all countries to achieve sustainable development by 2030. In order to realize a sustainable future, everyone (the UN, national governments, businesses, citizens, etc.) needs to contribute to the SDGs. The 17 SDGs are universal, for all countries to achieve with no one left behind. The goals are also indivisible, meaning that no single goal can be achieved without achieving the other 16.