The why of Sustainable Development
Agenda 2030 ___
The 17 Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the driving force behind Agenda 2030, a global commitment to take urgent, bold and transformative steps to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.
The 17 Goals were adopted by all 193 UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 2030 Agenda is a continuation of the UN Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) which were in their day the first international consensus on facing global problems such as the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, and to promote improvements in access to education. Although the targets were not fully achieved, they nevertheless provided the basis for significant progress which, in 2015, was extended through the 2030 Agenda and its respective SDGs.
Comprising more than 70 civil society organizations spanning humanitarian, environmental, anti-poverty, and trade union domains, Coalition 2030 stands as a united, multisectoral force in Ireland.
With a shared commitment to realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this alliance collaborates cohesively to ensure that Ireland remains steadfast in its pledge to achieve these goals, both within its borders and on the global stage. By leveraging the collective expertise and influence of its diverse member organizations, Coalition 2030 advocates for policy changes, spearheads collaborative projects, monitors progress, and fosters awareness—ultimately driving impactful actions that steer Ireland toward a more sustainable and equitable future, resonating far beyond its borders.
BECOME A MEMBER – HOW TO JOIN
Coalition 2030 welcomes applications to join from organisations and institutions.
Civil society organisations, trade unions, and academic institutions or centres can apply to join by completing a short form. T&Cs apply.