2030 AGENDA: A SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE PLANET FOR ALL
Nature and characteristics of the 2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda consists of 4 sections:
- A political Declaration
- A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets (based on the report of the OWG, with some small modifications)
- Means of Implementation
- A framework for follow up and review of the Agenda
The scale, ambition and approach of the Agenda are unprecedented. One key feature is that the SDGs are global in nature and universally applicable, considering national realities, capacities and levels of development and specific challenges. All countries have a shared responsibility to achieve the SDGs, and all have a meaningful role to play locally, nationally as well as on the global scale.
In addition, the 2030 Agenda integrates in a balanced manner the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. The 2030 Agenda is also indivisible, in a sense that it must be implemented as a whole, in an integrated rather than a fragmented manner, recognizing that the different goals and targets are closely interlinked.