Sustainable Development Goals

CAFOD's policy and research papers on the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, poverty, inequality, environmental sustainability and Laudato Si'.

CAFOD researchers work on many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed at the UN in 2015

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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 2011 when 104 of our partners told us that the goals are important to the work they do with communities around the world.

What does CAFOD think about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals? 

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 and we have contributed to many of their policy positions. CAFOD is also member of Together 2030, the new global coalition following Beyond 2030.

Key documents

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