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What are UN SDGs?

Acorns
March 27, 2023

Why do they matter?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals that aim to create a more sustainable and equitable world by 2030. These goals were adopted by the 193 member nations on September 25, 2015.

Each goal is interconnected and designed to address the most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges facing our planet. Below is a brief summary of each of the 17 SDGs:

  1. No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Good Health and Well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
  10. Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  14. Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Life On Land: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  17. Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

To learn more about each of these goals, readers can visit the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals website or explore resources provided by organizations like the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which offer in-depth information about each goal and ways to get involved.

By understanding and working towards achieving these goals, individuals, businesses, and governments can create a more sustainable and equitable world for all.

At oakpool, we are inspired by the goals set forth by the UN. We believe that a truly united front has the potential to solve the existential crisis faced by our planet and the collective human race. This is why we are dedicated to working with companies making a positive impact in sustainability and the outdoors, health & wellness, and financial inclusion.

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