About SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit was held at U.N. headquarters. This Summit culminated in the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of goals for the international community to work together to achieve by 2030. The SDGs are an important guideline for the elimination of poverty and the realization of sustainable growth by 2030. They emphasize the importance of global partnerships among all parties working to achieve them.

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development GOALS

Sustainable Development that comprise of
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.

  • Goal 1. No Poverty

    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Goal 2. Zero Hunger

    End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • Goal 4. Quality Education

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Goal 5. Gender Equality

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities

    Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Goal 13. Climate Action

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Goal 14. Life Below Water

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Goal 15. Life On LandGoal 15. Life On Land

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Goal 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

JST's action

There are strong expectations that science, technology and innovation (STI) can help achieve the SDGs by providing the scientific grounding for resolving the various challenges concerning sustainability that humanity faces today and for making better policy decisions. The JST is proactively engaging with activities to further the SDGs in Japan while utilizing its wide range of functions, including think-tank functions, R&D, industry-academia collaboration, next-generation human resource training, and scientific communication. See here for more details of policies and initiatives.


SATREPS's action

The SATREPS program is conducting numerous projects in the fields of Energy and Environment, Bioresources, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and Infectious Disease Control, and is contributing to the SDGs through the results of this research, their application in society, and human resource development. Researchers from Japan and developing countries are also engaging with global issues to discover new knowledge and technologies with real-world applications in light of local needs, and thus contributing to the international community that is working towards sustainable development with a view to achieving the SDGs.


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