In September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations committed themselves to putting an end to poverty, combating climate change and fighting against injustice at a UN summit meeting in New York.
This is why the new, historic global development program, which set the goal of eradicating poverty and building a sustainable future until 2030, was unanimously accepted at this summit.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unanimously accepted by the 193 countries set up a new universal standard for development by ensuring that no one will be left behind.
The objectives and indicators underlying the SDGs mean a basis of comparison for assessing progress.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a better future for our planet and for billions of people all over the world but it also calls both developing and developed countries to put an end to poverty, handle inequalities and cope with climate change until 2030.
The new agenda, which introduces a new period of national programs and international cooperation, obliges all the countries to take a number of actions, which do not only tackle the fundamental causes of poverty but also, with increasing economic growth and well-being, furthermore, meeting the health care, education and social needs of people, while they also focus on the protection of the environment.