About the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are universal set of 17 goals compromising of 169 corresponding targets that aspire towards a sustainable world through social, economic and environmental development. The UN SDGs have been implemented by many as measurable tool for addressing global barriers in hopes of achieving a better and sustainable future. Similarly, the UN SDGs have become integral part of the World Design Organization (WDO) ®. By utilizing design as an ingeniously carved tool on the international development agenda, WDO aligns itself to address the SDGs and their respective targets by positioning design as a catalyst for accessibility, affordability, reliability and sustainability changes.

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, & halt & reverse land degradation & halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation & revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development