The new global goals are the result of a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with governments involved in business, civil society and citizens from the beginning. We all agree on where the world should go. Achieving these ambitions requires unprecedented efforts by all sectors of society – and the economy must play a very important role in this regard. The 193 Member States and global civil society participated in the UN-led process. The resolution constitutes a comprehensive intergovernmental agreement that constitutes a post-2015 development agenda. The SDGs build on the principles agreed in resolution A/RES/66/288 entitled “The Future We Want”.  This was a non-binding document published following the Rio+20 conference in 2012.  The SDGs coincided with a historic new agreement reached in 2015 at COP21 in Paris on climate change. Together with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, signed in Japan in March 2015, these agreements offer a set of common standards and achievable targets to reduce carbon emissions, address the risks of climate change and natural disasters and better rebuild them after a crisis. African countries such as Ethiopia, Angola and South Africa have cooperated with UN country teams and UNDP to provide SDG support to government officials, private sector staff, MPs and civil society.
 The indicators were divided into three stages according to their level of methodological development and the availability of data at the global level.  Animals 1 and animals 2 are indicators that are conceptually clear, have an internationally established methodology and are regularly established by some countries. Tier 3 indicators did not have an internationally established methodology or standards. The overall indicator framework has been adapted so that Tier 3 indicators have been either abandoned, replaced or refined.  As of July 17, 2020, there were 231 clear indicators. . . .