Sustainable Development Goals Series: Goal 7

Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all This SDG is the first that really doesn’t seem to originate in any direct way from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is likely due to the particular focus of this agenda on the sustainability aspect of development rather than development in … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals Series: Goal 7

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 6

Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all This SDG is also a direct extension of a Millennium Development Goal (MDG), but it was previously just related to a single target of Goal 7 calling for a halving of the proportion of people without access to proper water and sanitation. … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 6

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 5

Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls SDG Five, as with the previous SDGs, is the follow-up to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this case MDG Three, whose wording was only slightly different from this SDG: “Promote gender equality and empower women.” As with the previously discussed goals, … Continue reading The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 5

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 4

Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all This SDG is the extension of the second Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education. It has been acknowledged since the creation of the MDGs that there should probably be a more broad focus on education rather than … Continue reading The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 4

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 3

Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages SDG Three serves as the health-focused goal and as a combination of three separate Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused on health-related outcomes: Goal 4 on child mortality; Goal 5 on maternal mortality; and Goal 6 on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. … Continue reading The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 3

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 2

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture This goal is a more specific spin-off of the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG), which called for an end to extreme hunger. As with SDG One, this goal is meant to be more all encompassing in its approach to hunger than … Continue reading The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 2

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 1

Goal 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere The first goal of the SDGs broadly addresses the issue of poverty, moving away from the more specific language of the MDGs, which only targeted “extreme poverty.” The intention was to make the goal applicable to all countries, including developed countries, by addressing all different … Continue reading The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 1