The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals and 169 targets set by the United Nations and agreed to by the 193 countries of the United Nations General Assembly. It is a framework by which countries are called to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Agreed on in 2015, the SDGs set the global development agenda until 2030 and are the yardstick by which progress will be measured.
Although the goals are global, the real challenge is to raise awareness of the SDGs among local communities and governments. Improving their knowledge of the 2030 Agenda, familiarising them with the implications, opportunities and challenges in localising the SDG's, and urge stakeholders to fully realise their crucial role is vital to their success. Organisations like the Griffith University EcoCentre create an enabling environment for the localisation process, to support local ownership and educate on the progress of the SDG's as we move towards the last 10 years.
From an international perspective to localising the SDG's, come along to gain a better understanding of what the Sustainable Development Goals are, what they mean and what measures you can take to help transform our world.