The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
In its work, the Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development ensures the SDGs are always front and centre because we know that it is not possible to meet the Sustainable Development Goals without supporting and promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all people.
Upholding SRHR ensures health, environmental, social, and economic benefits for all of us. Without continued progression towards achieving the ambitious SDGs, there are serious risks to the health and well-being of the global community, especially those who are vulnerable and marginalised.