Sustainable Global Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. More resources related to the SDGs can be found here.

What is the IYF's role?

The Sustainable Development Goals which has been adopted by the member states in 2016, will continue to guide our interventions for the next years until 2030. The International Youth Federation works to empower youth in line with the Global Goals to create a sustainable world for all young people through advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support sustainable development programs, capacity building and improving the conditions of young people across the world.