Agenda 2030

The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs apply to all countries of the world. States have the primary responsibility for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, but attaining the goals requires wide participation from local government, private sector, civil society and citizens, too.

The 2030 Agenda includes 17 different goals that are related to sustainable development. These goals are to be met by 2030.

Finland is committed to reaching them both at home and in its international cooperation. Finland’s development cooperation supports this commitment.

What matters are pursued?

The 2030 Agenda aims at sustainable development in the economic, social and environmental dimensions. Eradicating extreme poverty is at the heart of all efforts. Besides a Political Declaration and the SDGs, the 2030 Agenda consists of a plan for the means of implementation and a follow-up and review mechanism.

It includes 17 goals and 169 targets in all. Progress is monitored by means of over 200 global indicators, supplemented by States’ own national indicators.

All countries have committed to promoting the 2030 Agenda in its entirety. The principle is that no one will be left behind in development.


17 sustainable development goals:

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.
  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  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.
  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


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