UN Summit on Sustainable Development
The UN Sustainable Development Summit was convened in September 2015 to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. Heads of State and Government and other high-level representatives, business leaders and civil society activists delivered statements during the three-day Summit. Delegates also took part in six interactive dialogues on the topics of: ending poverty and hunger; tackling inequalities, empowering women and girls and leaving no one behind; fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production; delivering on a revitalized Global Partnership; building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development; and protecting our planet and combating climate change. In total, over 9,000 participants attended the Summit, including 136 Heads of State and Government who announced national commitments to implement the SDGs.