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JFS "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs)

For many months, the international community discussed the global development agenda beyond 2015, while maintaining its efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their target year of 2015. Their successor, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were adopted as the 2030 Development Agenda at the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2015.

The SDGs are a set of 17 goals targeting issues such as poverty, hunger and food security, water and clean sanitation, quality education, gender equality, responsible production and consumption, climate change, and biodiversity.

This JFS webpage will introduce basic information on these 17 goals, the latest information on the targets in Japan including measures and responses by governments here, and related information sources in JFS articles.

Recent Moves | Updates on Governmental Policies | JFS related articles
Related movies | Groups working to achieve the SDGs goals

Recent Moves in Japan

  • September 2016
    The Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs' website launched (in Japanese).
    The network is a coalition of Japanese non-profit groups working to achieve the SDGs targets.
  • May 23-24, 2016
    Citizen groups and participants discussed SDGs at a breakout session of the Citizen's Ise-Shima Summit which was held to promote proposals developed by citizens to the local, regional and international communities.
  • May 15, 2016
    Japanese subtitle were added to "We Love the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)" a song by Alan AtKisson, who has launched a website entitled 17Goals, specializing in the SDGs. The Japanese translation was done by Tra Tama Community, a translators' community.
  • April 2016
    A civil society network was launched by a variety of non-governmental organizations to facilitate smooth discussion between Japanese civil society and governmental ministries and policy-makers, in order to achieve the SDGs in Japan. In Japanese, it is called the "SDGs Shimin Shakai Network."

Click on each icon to see more details on each goal on the JFS website.



Updates on Governmental Policies in Japan

  • September 12, 2016
    A first roundtable was held among government ministry officials and representatives of non-profit groups at Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They exchanged ideas on implementation guidelines for the SDGs targets now under discussion at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Promotion Headquarters chaired by Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
  • May 20, 2016
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the first meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Promotion Headquarters at the Prime Minister's Office. (He serves as Chair.)
Note:
  1. Where possible, JFS referred to Japanese official government sources for statistics cited. In cases where the official source did not include an English translation, in some cases we added statistics from international sources.
  2. In some cases, we list "More info" for anyone wishing to do further research.

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Related Movies

We Love the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

The Road to the SDGs: A discussion with students


Check Out the Global Goals" by TalkFine
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Japanese groups working to achieve the SDGs goals


Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability
Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability

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