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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. There are 17 goals based on the achievements of Millenium Development Goals but developed with the new priorities such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice. 

In that context, Mission 4.7 Initiative had been launched in the previous days for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship to achieve Target 4 Quality Education. Mission 4.7 brings together high-level leaders and experts from government, academia, civil society, and business to accelerate the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development around the world. The initiative is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO. It is a joint initiative of Global Schools and the SDG Academy, both flagship programs of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, UNESCO, and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University to promote Education for Sustainable Development.

As Yuva Association, we are working to achieve Global Goals via supporting the personal development of adults and young people through lifelong learning, to increase their awareness regarding the environment and to contribute to the eradication of poverty. In that sense, we are actively participating in national initiatives like Sustainable Development Solutions Network Turkey (SDSN Turkey) as a member organization with several other universities, research institutes, think tanks, NGOs and business. 

You can find more information via on The Global Goals for Sustainable Development.