“The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:
People: We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
Planet: We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
Prosperity: We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
Peace: We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.”
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined “… are very comprehensive and really cover the most important aspects of life on this planet — for plants, animals and human beings,” Flavia Schelegel, assistant director-general at UNESCO, told SciDev.Net. These SDGs “owe much to underpinning scientific evidence.”