United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Published on 12.09.22
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 (including Malaysia), provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

By aligning your business strategy with the SDGs, you can turn global challenges and threats into business opportunities, and at the same time contribute to a better world. In recent years, MDEC has focused over 95% of all our activities on SDGs 4, 8, 9 and 10. Which of these SDGs are most material to your business:

SDG 1: No Poverty - End poverty in all its forms everywhere

SDG 2: Zero Hunger - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

SDG 4: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

SDG 5: Gender Equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities - Reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 13: Climate Action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 14: Life Below Water - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

SDG 15: Life on Land - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Resources: https://sdgs.un.org/

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