Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (or Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the 17 Global Goals , the Global Goals or simply the Goals ) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly : "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. " That has been shortened to "2030 Agenda. " The goals are broad and interdependent, yet each has a separate list of targets to achieve. Achieving all 169 targets would signal accomplishing all 17 goals. The SDGs cover social and economic development issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, global warming, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice.