Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What’s an SDG?

The Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the 2030 Agenda because they are supposed to be achieved by 2030) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015, consisting of 17 Goals and 169 Targets underneath the Goals. And in 2017, the UN adopted Target Indicators to measure progress against the Goals. The SDGs replace and extend the Millennium Goals which had only eight Goals and were supposed to be achieved by 2015. Several of the Millennium Goals (4. Reduce child mortality, 5. Improve maternal health, 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases) were folded into SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being as Targets.