Improvement of human conditions
The overarching aim of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to improve human conditions. The goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. The 17 goals are further divided in 6 themes in our Global Progress Dashboard: economic, ecosystem, well-being, education, equality and peace.