On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
— adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit
— officially came into force.
Over the next fifteen years, these goals will guide countries and organizations in mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change.
Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further. They call for action by all to promote prosperity and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while protecting the planet.
Although our activities encompass 12 of the 17 goals, the World Vegetable Center is most dedicated to achieving SGD #2: Zero Hunger. Here’s how: