Sustainable development

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Sustainability is the ability to exist constantly. In the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist.

Sustainable development

Sustainable development stands for shaping world and future in a way which is worth living. It serves to meet the needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To fulfil this request which is valid for all countries and their people Austria has worked out a strategy for sustainable development. The implementation includes monitoring of development and evaluation of measures.

At the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, the 193 Member States, represented by Heads of State and Government, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and thereby agreed on the first set of globally valid sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030. Click on any specific Goal below to learn more about each issue.

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UN 2030 Agenda

The core of the 2030 Agenda consists of 17 global sustainable development goals, the implementation of which is to be measured by 169 targets.

All 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda apply equally to industrialised, developing and threshold countries.

The Millennium Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda builds on the Millennium Development Goals  (Millennium Development Goals, MDGs), which had been applicable until the end of 2015, and the political concerns set forth in the final statement of the "United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development" Rio + 20, held in 2012.