Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (“Transforming our World”).The 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity and applies to both developed and developing countries.

Government, Local Authorities, Businesses, organisations and individuals across Ireland are mobilising efforts to work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. Universal and inclusive, this far reaching plan calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Central to the Sustainable Development Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) covering everything from poverty and climate change to infrastructure and industry. The Goals cover policy areas such as:

    • ending poverty
    • economic development
    • protection of the environment
    • access to health and education services
    • gender equality
    • peaceful societies
    • human rights

Ireland has published a Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 to provide a whole of government approach to implementing these goals.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals.