The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In September 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals substituted the Millennium Development Goals to complete what they did not achieve. The stakeholders of 193 states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals which contain 169 targets.
„We resolve, between now and 2030, to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence; to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls... We resolve also to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities."
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly 69/315
The Agenda 2030 does not just address the global south, as its predecessor did, but the participation of all countries. The primary focus on the fight against poverty has also shifted to an economic, social, environmental and sustainable development. The resolution extends the Millennium Development Goals. Explicitly mentioned goals are for example the abolition of female genital mutilation as well as forced and child marriage.
Goals from the agenda 2030 which SAIDA also pursues:
Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.
Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
Goal 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.