Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that were in place from 2000 to 2015 were replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with the aim of guiding the international community and national governments on a pathway towards sustainable development for the next fifteen years.
- A new set of 17 SDGs and 169 targets were adopted by the world governments in 2015.
- The SDGs are effective from January 2016 and will end in 2030.One of the core elements of the outcome document of the SDGs was an effective follow-up and review architecture which is crucial for supporting the implementation of the new agenda.
- Taking leads from its progress on the MDGs, India will have to prioritize its SDGs, as it will be difficult to target each goal.