Introduction to the SDGs and Progress Made 2019
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a conceptual framework of 17 goals and 169 targets. An abundance of interlinkages exists between them. Land targets are core to achieving most of the SDGs including poverty eradication, food security, gender equality and empowerment of women, adequate housing and urban development, mitigating and adapting to climate change, reducing and preventing land degradation, and fostering peace and stability for prosperity.
“The world will soon (2020) enter a decade that will be decisive for both current and future generations and for all life on this planet. It is the world ’s responsibility and within its power to make it a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” (SDGs Progress Report 2019).