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What are the SDGs all about ?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 to make the world a better place for everyone. In each country, governments must translate the goals into national legislation, develop a plan of action, establish budgets and at the same time be open to and actively search for partners.

Poor countries need the support of rich countries and coordination at the international level is crucial.

There are 169 targets for the 17 goals. Each target has between 1 and 3 indicators used to measure progress toward reaching the targets. In total, there are 232 approved indicators that will measure compliance. The online publication SDG-Tracker was launched in June 2018 and presents data across all available indicators.