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What is sustainable development?

Sustainable development is a broad concept, including economic, social and environmental aspects. These aspects are described in the United Nations’ plan of action Agenda 2030, its preamble and 17 sustainabled development goals (SDG:s). There are also implications for inner development, which are described in the Inner Development Goals (IDG:s), proposed by nonprofit organisations.

The United Nations' Agenda 2030 and the 17 SDG:s

The IDG framework and initiative


Watch these two videos, produced with the support of U21 and Lund University to get a better understanding of the two interrelated concepts of sustainable development and global citizenship!

Youtube video: Agenda 2030 and the sustainable development goals
Youtube video: Global citizenship



Susanne Sundell

Tel. 046-222 06 57
susanne [dot] sundell [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se