Sustainable Development Goal 1 calls for an end to poverty, in all its manifestations, over the next 15 years. It explicitly recognizes that poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon and underscores the important role of national social protection systems and floors as a key instrument to help address poverty.
Sustainable Development Goal 2 seeks sustainable solutions to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 and to achieve food security.
Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims to ensure health and well-being for all at all ages by improving reproductive, maternal and child health; ending the epidemics of major communicable diseases; reducing noncommunicable and environmental diseases; achieving universal health coverage; and ensuring access to safe, affordable and effective medicines and vaccines for all.
Sustainable Development Goal 4 aims to ensure that all people have access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. This goal focuses on the acquisition of foundational and higher-order skills at all stages of education and development; greater and more equitable access to quality education at all levels, as well as technical and vocational education and training; and the knowledge, skills and values needed to function well and contribute to society.
Sustainable Development Goal 5 seeks to empower women and girls to reach their full potential, which requires eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against them, including harmful practices.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 seeks to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Universal access implies going beyond monitoring access at the household level and addressing access to water, sanitation and hygiene in institutional settings, including schools and health-care facilities.
Sustainable Development Goal 8 seeks to ensure full and productive employment, and decent work, for men and women by 2030, including the protection of children from harmful child labour.
Sustainable Development Goal 13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, and to build resilience in responding to climate-related hazards and natural disasters. Climate action and disaster risk reduction are cross-cutting issues that form an integral part of social and economic development and the achievement of all the SDGs
Sustainable Development Goal 16 is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels. This includes ensuring that all children are protected from all forms of violence.