>> Sweden tops the list, followed by Scandinavian neighbors Denmark and Norway
It was in 2015, Millennium Development Goals are replaced by Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.
SDGs have a noble aim of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for everyone.
The goals have to be met by 2030. As the world is passing through a tumultuous phase of economic and social crisis, the SDGs assume great significance.
It is a set of 17 “Global Goals”, says the UN document.
“We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind,” the UN Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September2015, stated.
Then, which are the countries that perform better in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Just look at an index prepared by Bertelsmann Stiftung and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on this.
Sweden tops the list of 149 countries; they have the most chances to achieve the targets in style by 2030.
Denmark and Norway, and Finland come in the next places. Switzerland is at the fifth place.
Here’re the top 10 performers
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom