On September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the "universal, integrated and transformative" 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These icons represent the 17 headline SDGs. There are 169 targets under the goals.
The goals are to be implemented and achieved in every country from the year 2016 to 2030.
Scheme of sustainable development: at the confluence of three constituent parts. (2006)
Sustainable development, or sustainability, has been described in terms of three spheres, dimensions, domains or pillars, i.e. the environment, the economy and society. The three-sphere framework was initially proposed by the economist René Passet in 1979.] It has also been worded as "economic, environmental and social" or "ecology, economy and equity. This has been expanded by some authors to include a fourth pillar of culture, institutions or governance.