How to Think about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: A Primer
Leadership, Management & Business
June 23, 2021
On September 25, 2015, at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City, all 193 member states unanimously signed the outcome document called Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The global agenda consisted of a set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their 169 related targets, intended to offer a framework for the eradication of extreme poverty for everyone everywhere and meet broader environmental goals.
In many nations of the world, the approval of these SDGs was front-page news, with long articles detailing their many provisions. In the United States, however, the SDGs have received far less attention—a topic of discussion perhaps among impact investors and philanthropy, but not a central matter of concern.
Jackson, E. D. (2021). How to Think about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: A Primer. NonProfit Quarterly., June 23, 2021 https://aura.antioch.edu/stuworks/38