2015年 9 月 25 日，聯合國成立70周年之際，193 個會員國共同發布了《翻轉我們的世界：2030 年永續發展方針》，提出了一個更公平、和平，且不遺漏任何一個國家的永續發展新願景。其基於實踐人權與平等，以17項永續發展目標（Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs）、169項追蹤指標為核心，兼顧「經濟成長」、「社會進步」與「環境保護」三大面向，引導並呼籲國際社會於未來15年（2016至2030年）內，透過互助合作積極開展永續行動方案。
【About Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs】
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind first. That is why the SDGs are designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger, AIDS and discrimination against women and girls.
Everyone is needed to reach these ambitious targets. The creativity, knowhow, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context.