Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious, aspirational and universal agenda. It is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, and peace with partnerships playing a central role. It aims at wiping out poverty through sustainable Development by 2030. A main challenge is to leave no one behind. Seeing that the 2030 Agenda for SustainaScreen Shot 2017-08-22 at 3.05.17 PMble Development is implemented is the responsibility of every person on the planet. No country has zero poverty.  Every country is at a specific stage of development with goals to be achieved in every area of activity. 

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda provides a framework for our work with the United Nations. Transforming our World: The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with its 17 goals mobilizes our energies in education, awareness raising and advocacy. Women and children are our specific areas of concern and act as a lens through which we address areas such as the Eradication of Poverty, Education for Global Citizenship,Trafficking in Persons, Gender Equality, Financing for Development.                               

Links to websites and videos on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGS)


1. About the SDGS . Good to get to know the SDGs and other related aspects.
2. Laudato SI and SDGs .The Encyclical and its connections to the SDGs.

Global Sustainable Goals from our Network   

English language webinarsViolet Nyirenda , South Africa  SDGs  1, 2.    Evanne Hunter, Canada  SDGs 1, 2, 3.   Martine Cotte,  Mauritius  SDGs 3, 4.    Joyce Ruhaak, United States,  SDGs 4, 5,6.   Gauri Gupta, Australia, SDGs 5, 6.  Delmence Prevost, South Africa, SDGs 7, 8.  Cetta Smart,  United States, SDGs 7, 8, 9.   Jacques – Daniel Sungaren , Mauritius, SDGs 9, 10.   Catherine de Cazanove , Mauritius, SDG 11.   Maureen Edgar, Canada, SDGs 10, 11, 12.   Clare Condon, Australia, SDGs 12, 13. Jonathan Ravat , Mauritius, SDGs 14, 15.  Mitzi Beno, United States, 13, 14, 15.   Tessa Eales , South Africa, SDGs 16, 17.

The Declaration

The vision statement which we aspire to and which we , civil society, say through our political leaders that we are determined to end poverty and hunger, and ensure a life of dignity for all.  We  say  we are determined to protect our planet from degradation, to ensure that all human beings have prosperous and fulfilling lives, in peaceful, just and inclusive societies. And, we will work together in partnerships for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. 

    Anne Kelly, Australia.        Judith Nekesa, Kenya/Italy

Means of Implementation and Global Partnership : Martin Puss, Australia.  Maryrose O’Neill, Canada: Implementation, Follow-Up and Review.  Libby Rogerson, Australia: Follow up and Review.

The Grandparent Effect.

Phyllis Parr, United States used a children’s version of the 17 SDGs for  a conversation with her gran daughter. Her initiative highlights the possibilities . Everybody can learn and everybody can teach the SDGs.