About SDGsSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally adopted on 25 September 2015 by United Nations General Assembly. We report about the SDGs to make a sustainable society.
1 What is SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal goals that every countries take action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. SDGs are composed of 17 Goals and 169 Targets and the pledge to leave no one behind.
The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty. Building on the success and momentum of the MDGs, the new goals cover more ground, with ambitions to address inequalities, economic growth, decent jobs, cities and human settlements, industrialization, oceans, ecosystems, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, peace and justice.
2 What are 17 Goals of SDGs?
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
3 Initiative of Japanese Government: SDGs Future City
Initiatives by local authorities in order to achieve ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ are meaningful to realize regional revitalization. As one measure, in June 2018, the Government of Japan selected 29 municipalities including Hiroshima Prefecture to become “SDGs Future Cities”.
4 Hiroshima Prefecture and SDGs
Hiroshima Prefecture was selected as “SDGs Future City” by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on June 15, 2018. Please see https://hiroshimaforpeace.com/en/sdgs-and-peace/miraitoshi/ for the detail including our main proposal.
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