Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which set targets for the next 15 years (2030). Instead of eight goals, there are 17 goals (more than twice as many targets). The 17 goals are actually subsets of three major goals: 1. End extreme poverty. 2.Fight inequality & injustice. 3. Fix climate change.
A key term is sustainable. Under the old MDGs, there was only one goal dealing directly with environmental concerns. The new set of goals contains six goals that deal directly with environmental concerns (Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on land). One could argue that two other goals are also tied to sustainability and the environment: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Responsible Consumption and Production).
There is an additional goal that was not part of the original eight MDGs. When reviewing the original set of MDGs peace activist Father John Dear noted that the reduction of conflict and the promotion of peace was a missing ingredient to address global poverty. Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, in the new set of targets addresses this concern. Additionally, eradicating hunger and eradicating poverty have been made into separate goals. The old MDGs had the two targets in a single goal. These goals provide a clear blueprint of the steps that are needed to end hunger and poverty and save our planet. We hope the 2030 report shows significant progress in meeting those targets. Below are links to each of the 17 goals, including quotes about each target from prominent individuals.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
"In this new century, millions of people in the world's poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved, and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them free. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom." Nelson Mandela
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture