The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
The SGDs were adopted in 2015 by the United Nations under the banner '17 goals to transform our world'.
One of the most crucial aims of the SDGs, which replace the Millennium Development Goals, is to ensure that no one is left behind. The Leprosy Mission, following in Jesus’ footsteps, works with other organisations to ensure the most marginalised, those affected by leprosy and persons with disabilities, are fully included and benefit from the development process.
The medical focus of TLM’s work is most closely linked to Goal 3, Target 3.3: ‘By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases …’. Leprosy is one of the group of 18 neglected tropical diseases (link to NTD page). However, the holistic nature of our work means our programmes link closely to 16 of the 17 SDGs.
The SDGs are an invaluable opportunity to work together for and with those who are marginalised, forgotten and in need.
You can find out more about how we are working with partners to achieve the SDGs, by downloading our 'Lives Transformed' booklet.