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 that comprise of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. 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. 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. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

JST's action

The resolution of agenda described in SDGs is closely linked to the realization of Society 5.0 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution described in the Fifth Science and Technology Basic Plan, which is one of Japan’s growth strategies. They are also the basic principles of Japan’s contribution to developing nations and the international community at large.
In June 2016 the United Nations held for the first time a forum focused on how science, technology and innovation (STI) can help achieve the SDGs. There are strong expectations that STI can provide the scientific grounding for tackling various challenges concerning sustainability that humanity faces today and for making better policy decisions.
To enable STI to help realize the SDGs, it is vital to ensure collaboration among all the diverse stakeholders, such as government agencies, universities, research centers, non-government organizations, and business enterprises. The Japan Science and Technology Agency will take advantage of all its many functions—including think tank, research and development, collaboration with industry and academia, people development, and science communication—to contribute actively to SDG initiatives in Japan.

SATREPS's action

SATREPS carries out joint research with developing countries to help resolve global issues and gain, together with research institutes in partner countries, new knowledge and technologies for the further advance of science and technology. The program is structured as a collaboration among the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). SATREPS has so far carried out over 100 projects in 40-odd countries around the world in areas that are closely linked to the SDGs, such as environment and energy, bioresources, disaster prevention and mitigation, and infectious diseases control. It contributes to the achievement of SDGs by producing a wide variety of research outcomes and ensuring their utilization in society, as well as by providing capacity development assistance.