In 2012, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here, UN member states began planning the process to develop these global SDGs to build on the progress made with the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expired in 2015.
The SDGs were developed with the guidance and input of people from all over the globe to ensure they represent the needs of its entire population. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.