Ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Creating decent jobs, particularly for women and youth is essential for inclusive and sustainable growth. Shared prosperity and growth are key contributors to human welfare and dignity. Inclusive sustainable growth builds long-term resilience, by creating opportunities for vulnerable population groups and those most at risk, to participate in, and benefit from, wealth and decent job creation.
GLOBAL ECONOMY AND TRADE
International trade fuels the global economy. It is characterized by a complex network of interdependencies between countries, multinational companies and individuals. It influences production, consumption, employment, environment, in sum on the daily life of the inhabitants, as illustrated by the example of policies austerity linked to financial crises.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Sustainable agriculture, together with sustainable fisheries, remains a key driver for poverty eradication and sustainable development and is indispensable to end hunger and ensure food security. Two-thirds of the world's poor depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and a number of developing countries remain highly dependent on trade in a few commodities. Currently we are able to consume food produced - in surplus - from all around the world. Yet its distribution globally is not fair.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Digital technologies are being adopted in the developing world at an unprecedented rate. Around the world many people live within range of a mobile phone. The mobile network, however, is growing more rapidly than the percentage of the population using the Internet. Continuing to support information and communication technologies worldwide is a powerful enabler of inclusive growth and sustainable development. However a more connected and information driven world also means that it is urgent to empower people and provide them with the right tools to seek truthful sources of information.