About the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDGs
When you invest in a partnership with ChildHope you are also investing in a global commitment to tackle the most urgent social, environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world today. You will be joining a network of governments, NGOs, private sector and civil society organisations and citizens who are committed to securing the future and the planet for generations to come.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are led by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). They replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global collective effort to tackle poverty. The MDGs established, for the first time, measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling development priorities.
The 17 SDGs build on the successes of the MDGs but include new development challenges, such as climate change, sustainable consumption and peace and justice. They place increased importance on issues of disability, gender and equality.
The goals our work contributes to most significantly
- Goal 1.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Goal 4.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Goal 5.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 10.
Reduce inequalities within and among countries
- Goal 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
Our work also contributes to the following goals
- Goal 2.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 6.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 8.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
The SDGs targets our programme work is working towards
Goal 1 - End poverty
- 1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere;
- 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.
Goal 2 - End hunger
- 2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round;
- 2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.
Goal 4 - Quality education
- 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes;
- 4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and preprimary education so that they are ready for primary education;
- 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university;
- 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship;
- 4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations;
- 4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.
Goal 5 Gender equality
- 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere;
- 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
- 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation;
- 5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate;
- 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life;
- 5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
Goal 6 - Clean water and sanitation
- 6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations;
- 6.B Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
Goal 8 Decent work and economic growth
- 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value;
- 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training;
- 8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms;
- 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.
Goal 10 Reduce inequalities
- 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status;
- 10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard;
- 10.6 Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions
Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities
- 11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
Goal 16 Peace, justice, and strong institutions
- 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere;
- 16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children;
- 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
- 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
- 16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration