Resource hub Climate FAQs What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 ‘Global Goals’ developed by the United Nations as part of their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals serve as a successor to the Millennium Development Goals and aim to end of all forms of poverty by 2030 calling on action by all countries. The 17 goals include 169 targets and cover the following aspects of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The SDGs are not legally binding and will rely on countries’ taking responsibility to incorporate them into their own sustainable development policies. Find out more.