In order to contribute to global development, promote human well-being and protect the environment, the international community adopted the «Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development» in 2015. The 17 objectives for sustainable development («Sustainable Development Goals», SDGs) are a core component. SDGs integrate social and economic development as well as environmental sustainability. The SDGs also address aspects such as peace and security, the rule of law and good governance, which are fundamental to sustainable development.The SDGs have universal validity. This means that all countries should contribute to achieving the goals according to their capacities. Switzerland will also be called upon to implement the targets nationally. In addition, incentives are to be created so that non-state actors make an active contribution to sustainable development.
Relevant to the work of Horyzon are above all the following goals:
End poverty in all its forms and everywhere. These include: eradicating extreme poverty; ensuring equal rights to economic resources for all.
Ensure a healthy life for all people of all ages and promote their well-being. These include, but are not limited to: Reduce mortality and mortality among newborns and children under 5 years; promote mental health; provide access to sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning, information and education.
Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning for all. These include, but are not limited to: Ensure free and high-quality primary and secondary education for all girls and boys; ensure equal access to vocational and tertiary education for all women and men; eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and training for the weak in society.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls for self-determination. These include: ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls; eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls; ensuring the full and effective participation of women and their equal opportunities.
Sustainable, broad-based and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. These include: achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including young people and people with disabilities.
Reduce inequality within and between countries. These include: empowering all people, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, and promoting their social, economic and political inclusion.
Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. These include, but are not limited to: Promoting the rule of law at national and international level and ensuring equal access to justice for all; building effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels; making decision-making at all levels demand-oriented, inclusive, participatory and representative.
Strengthen implementation tools and breathe new life into the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. These include: increasing effective and targeted capacity building in developing countries; supporting and promoting effective public, private and civil society partnerships.