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What are the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to protect the planet, end poverty, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030, which was adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 building on the success of Millennium Development Goals.

The 2030 Agenda listed “Sustainable Development Goals” consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets in order to eradicate poverty and realize a sustainable world. SDGs are universal goals applicable, not only to developing countries but also developed countries, and pledge “No One is Left Behind” through the implementation process.

Japan welcomes the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda as a country which has consistently contributed to the formulation and negotiations of the Agenda, and will make utmost efforts to implement it with international community based on the concept of human security and the Development Cooperation Charter.

Encouragement messages for SDGs

●Mr. William Colglazier(Former US State Department Science and Technology Advisor, Former UN Ten Committee Chairperson)


I am very much impressed with your excellent efforts at Okayama
University regarding the SDGs.
If I were still at a university, I would try to be doing exactly what
you are doing so well.
Promoting STI for SDGs is a great way to inspire the upcoming generation
of university students to apply their skills to solving our global

Biography of Mr. Colglazier

Action Guidelines and Achievements of Okayama University on the SDGs

Selected cases in Okayama University to Promote SDGs