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About SDGs

17 Goals to Change the World
What are SDGs?

The SDGs, or the Sustainable Development Goals, were adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September, 2015. Since 2016, societies around the globe have been working to achieve them by 2030. The SDGs consist of 17 major objectives and 169 specific targets. Achieving all the goals is a great challenge, but if each of us takes action, we can eventually create the future we want. We invite you to join us to work towards 2030.

SVA’s Goal

The Relationship between SDGs and SVA

Since its establishment in 1981, SVA has always believed that education is essential to realize a sustainable society.
If you miss out on learning opportunities and don’t know how to read, write, or calculate, you can put yourself in life-threatening situations.
In addition, your job opportunities will be limited, making it more difficult to escape poverty.
To break this vicious circle of poverty, we all need educational opportunities.
We work toward the achievement of Goal 4, Quality education, through our book-based educational and cultural activities.

Main SDG Targets Associated with SVA
4 質の高い教育をみんなに
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
1 No poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
5 Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
8 Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
11 Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12 Responsible consumption, production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
17 Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

SDGs and Library

Environment, society, and economy
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 Partnerships for the goals

Libraries are one of the most important institutions in working toward SDGs. Ensuring public access to information, as specified in Goal 16, Peace, justice and strong institutions, allows people to utilize information to gain necessary knowledge and thus improve their lives.