International Development is the pursuit of a better world for all through the elimination of poverty, discrimination and injustice.
Worldwide, the most common framework to understand International Development is found in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
In September 2015, world leaders met in New York for the UN Sustainable Development Summit. At that Summit, the world leaders officially adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals – signifying a new era of partnership and collaboration to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health & Well-Being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water & Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequalities
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life On Land
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Partnerships For The Goals.
Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals
Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals here:
- UN Sustainable Development Goals website
- The Salvation Army's 'Go and Do Something' Sustainable Development Goals booklet