United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals

There is a total of 17 global goals – along with 169 sub-goals – that are about solving many of the world’s biggest problems by 2030.
On 25 September 2015, at the UN Summit in New York, the world’s heads of state adopted an unprecedentedly ambitious and transformative development agenda. The goals came into force on 1 January 2016 and will, by 2030, set us on course towards a more sustainable development for both people and the planet we live on.

The global goals pertain to us all

The global goals are not the first attempt by the UN to set goals for the development of the planet. Already in 2000, the world leaders shook hands on working together for a better world. They adopted eight concrete goals for what the world should look like in 2015. This related to reducing extreme poverty by half, getting all children to school, securing rights, curbing deadly diseases and much more.

Because the goals had a deadline in 2015, they were referred to in Danish as ‘2015 Målene’ [2015 Goals]. Not all of the goals were fully reach, but there was great progress in most areas. Where the former 2015 Goals were mostly concerned with developing countries, the new global goals will mean that all countries in the world must assume a shared responsibility and focus on producing, consuming and acting sustainably. 

If you want to read more about the 17 global goals, it can be done here.

Aage Vestergaard Larsen A/S and the global goals

We continuously invest in sustainable production and production methods to promote economic growth, productivity and motivating employment for a sustainable competitive advantage, together with our partners at home and abroad, based on recycled plastics.

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
We must promote continuous and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
We must ensure sustainable consumption and production methods

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
We must revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development and strengthen the means to achieve the goals