News-CRUX-10     4th May 2024        

Context: The recently held United Nations summit in New York evaluated progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development Goals

  • About: It is the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
  • Adopted by: United Nations in 2015 
  • Vision: To achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 

oThe 17 SDGs came into force with effect from 1st January 2016 as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

oIndia is one of the signatory countries that has committed to achieving these goals by 2030.

oSDGs are not legally binding.

  • UN SDG Report, 2023: It identified five key areas for urgent action: Commitment of governments to seven years of accelerated, sustained and transformative actions to deliver on the promises of SDGs; concrete, integrated and targeted government policies and actions to eradicate poverty.
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