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Origins of SDGs and SDG goal 3

A brief introduction to Sustainable Development Goal.

The origins of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be traced back to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012. At this conference, member states recognized the need for a universal set of goals to guide the global development agenda beyond 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set to expire.

Following Rio+20, a process of extensive consultation and negotiation led to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 SDGs and 169 targets, covering a wide range of social, economic, and environmental issues, and seeks to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

The SDGs build on the lessons learned from the implementation of the MDGs and reflect a more holistic and integrated approach to sustainable development, recognizing the interdependence of economic, social, and environmental issues. The SDGs are also more ambitious and universal in scope, aiming to address the root causes of poverty and inequality and to leave no one behind in the pursuit of sustainable development. This course especially explore sustainable development goal 3. Please take some time to understand the content of SDG goal 3.

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