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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 political goals of the United Nations on which all countries have agreed. They came into force on 1 January 2016 and represent a programme on the basis of which all nations are to design and implement development goals and projects by 2030. This is why the SDGs are sometimes called the 2030 Agenda. The goals focus on global sustainable development according to economic, social and ecological aspects. In order to make the goals measurable, the SDGs were concretised by 169 sub-goals. An overview of the current global status of the SDGs can be found on the interactive map of SDG Index.

Behind each tile is a detailed explanation of the respective SDG as well as related news and projects that have been carried out at TU Dortmund University. Every year, the UN writes a report on the current status of achieving the goals, which can be viewed on the corresponding page.