In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development was adopted, a new expression of the global commitment to face the challenges left unmet by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and deepen and broaden their vision to promote social and economically and environmentally sustainable development.
At the core of this agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals specified in 169 targets, that aimed at attaining the elimination of extreme poverty, reducing inequalities and protecting the environment in the next 15 years.
The 2030 Agenda is, at the same time, challenging, ambitious and inspiring because it is seeks to transform reality by moving towards a new model of sustainable development based on equity and economic growth sustained by the generation of decent work.
To achieve this, it proposes an innovative working dynamic: A holistic approach to intervention based on synergies and harnessing the linkages and interdependencies that characterize the 2030 Agenda.
As explained by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, “The complexity of sustainable development is such that a huge number of the targets are interlinked, creating a web of complex relationships,” that need to be revealed and analized for the proper design of policies aiming at achieving them.
Then sustainable development requires policy coherence to make sure that policies implemented by one actor positively impact others and reinforce each other, to foster sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth; full employment and decent work. In fact, this is an element that is strongly correlated with the whole set of SDGs, while drawing from progress on individual goals.