Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed at the UN in 2015

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed at the UN in 2015

In 2015 global leaders agreed a new set of Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate extreme poverty, tackle inequality and put us all on a more sustainable pathway by 2030. The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). CAFOD has been advocating for new global development goals since 104 of our partners told us in 2011 that the goals are important to the work they do with communities around the world.

The SDGs are a step forwards as they better reflect national contexts, include issues like energy and climate change which were previously excluded, and were created through a more open and inclusive process that responded to the priorities of people with direct experience of poverty.

CAFOD was one of the founding organisations of the global civil society campaign, Beyond 2015. We have contributed to many of their policy positions. CAFOD is also member of Together 2030, the new global coalition following Beyond 2030. Please find more information at:

www.together2030.org

 

Sustainable Development Goals policy and research documents

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  • Post-2015: Which targets build climate-compatible development? Post-2015: Which targets build climate-compatible development? (524kb, pdf)

    This briefing provides a checklist of all relevant targets in the Open Working Group (OWG) proposal for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) against the question “Will this target support development that is climate compatible?”

  • COMPASS 2015: ‘Artisans of our own Destiny’, A theological reflection from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching, prepared by Tina Beattie, 2014 COMPASS 2015: ‘Artisans of our own Destiny’, A theological reflection from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching, prepared by Tina Beattie, 2014 (771kb, pdf)

    Professor Tina Beattie is a British theologian, writer and broadcaster. Inspired by the participatory research CAFOD commissioned with four partners in Bolivia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Philippines, Professor Beattie looks at COMPASS 2015 through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Building from the ground up, 2013 Building from the ground up, 2013 (632kb, pdf)

    This CAFOD policy briefing builds on the work done in "100 Voices", our work on what happens post-2015, and the importance of involving actors from the developing world in all decisions.

  • 1000 days, 2012 1000 days, 2012 (2mb, pdf)

    We hail the progress made in many areas since the agreement of the Millennium Development Goals, but state that work must begin urgently on designing a replacement framework.

  • 100 Voices 100 Voices perspectives

    This research from 2011 with 104 of our partners in developing countries shows global development goals are important for the work that they do with poor and marginalized communities around the world, but there need to be some important changes in what the goals cover and how they are created. 

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