Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

 
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to water and sanitation. Enormous progress has been made on the MDGs, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets. Despite this success, the indignity of poverty has not been ended for all.
 

The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.
 

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark noted: "This agreement marks an important milestone in putting our world on an inclusive and sustainable course. If we all work together, we have a chance of meeting citizens’ aspirations for peace, prosperity, and wellbeing, and to preserve our planet."
 
 
SDG GOAL 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
 
 
Goal 16 Targets: 
 

16.1
Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere


16.2
End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children


16.3
Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all


16.4
By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime


16.5
Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms


16.6
Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels


16.7
Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels


16.8
Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance


16.9
By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration


16.10
Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements


16.a
Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime


16.b
Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

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