21 THE TOURISM SECTOR AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS What are the sustainable development goals? report became the roadmap for defining a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) 2015-2030 Finally, on 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and with it, the Sustainable Development Goals,9 a framework comprising 17 goals and 169 targets, through which States, civil society and the private sector can guide and measure their contributions to sustainable development out to 2030. The new development agenda is the most ambitious to date and its 17 Goals are intended to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure equality and prosperity for all. 9 UN Resolution A/RES/70/1 http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&referer=/ This agenda considers all contributions to sustainable development regardless of the actor making them, enabling for the first time companies to play a leading role in the realization of the new development agenda.
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