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[Comment] Sustainability—engaging future generations now

In September, 2015, leaders of the world’s nations came to UN’s Headquarters in New York and made history. They set out an inspiring trajectory for the world and its people for the next 15 years by adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development1—an ambitious blueprint that applies to every nation and aims to leave no one behind. The new agenda brings together efforts to maintain peace, promote human rights, and eradicate poverty while safeguarding the natural environment. It is crystallised in a comprehensive and integrated set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2 that are, to a large degree, a contract between world leaders and today’s generation of young people: implementation of the goals will transform the world they will inherit.