The Decade of Action

The Decade of Action

  • March 4, 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

Each of us has to take action—individually and collectively, locally and globally. We must be the generation to end extreme poverty, win the race against climate change and conquer injustice and gender inequality. We will hold leaders to account and point to what is possible when action delivers results.

Ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

With only 10 years to go, an ambitious global effort is underway to deliver the 2030 promises. It involves more governments, civil society, businesses and all people. The Global Goals are in fact promises we have made to future generations.

Overall, action to meet the Goals is not yet moving as quickly or purposefully as it needs to. The Decade of Action calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges, from poverty and gender to climate change, inequality and closing the finance gap. It’s time to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Decade of Action will…

  • Mobilize everyone, everywhere
  • We will work to create an unstoppable force linked to the Global Goals.
  • We will identify risks to ensure no one is left behind.

The spirit of human endeavor has demonstrated our shared ability to deliver the extraordinary. The 2030 Agenda is our road map for the world we all want. The Global Goals are our best hope—for people, for planet, for prosperity, for peace and for partnerships.

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