Voluntary National Review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Goals

There is always a risk with great international strategies that an extraordinary endeavour gets buried in abstract jargon. And sometimes the more words that are used, the less attention is paid to their meaning. Even concepts like sustainability – which were once radical challenges to the way we worked – can lose their power over time. Our challenge, and our opportunity, is to make the most of the creativity and energy the Sustainable Development Goals inspire. Whether they succeed or fail will depend on our ability to convert their ambition into reality – actually making the world a better place.