Global Goals: For Sustainable Development




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What are the Global Goals?

In September 2015, world leaders gathered in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, more commonly known as the Global Goals. The Global Goals are a set of 17 ambitious goals that will transform the world we live in over the next 15 years; ending poverty, fixing climate change, and fighting inequality and injustice are all priorities.
Unlike the previous goals for global development, the Global Goals include people with disability with specific references to people with disability in five goals. The goals are:

Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities 
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

While the inclusion of people with disability in five goals is extremely positive, it is important to note that all goals have relevance to people with disability and disability inclusion. All 17 Global Goals cannot be achieved without including 15 per cent of the global population who live with disability.

CBM Australia’s programs are strongly contributing to:
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 3: Good health
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

The Global Goals
End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts* Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development