Sustainable Development Goals
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. Please find more resources at: