Sustainable Development Goals

On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 targets adopted by the United Nations officially came into force. This global agenda is the successor of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which had guided the world over the previous decade to achieve qualitative development of human lives. While MDGs catalysed significant development, we still must traverse some distance before we achieve sustainable development.  The SDGs’ focus on People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership is the roadmap for the fulfilment of this global task by 2030.The goals have been enforced at a time when human lives are not just threatened by financial poverty, but terror and political turmoil have shaken the roots of human civilisation.

Against the present social and political backdrop, it is essential that every nation and all stakeholders actively participate in the fight against the tyranny of poverty and turmoil. The social linkages among various groups and institutions can foster bonds that will initiate the realisation of the SDGs. We aim to build partnerships of global solidarity and mutual respect in contribution to the fruition of this global agenda.