The United Nations convened at a meeting Friday to approve 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at eradicating poverty, combating climate change and tackling other critical issues.
The U.N. hopes to publicize its agenda and get governments and everyday people around the world on board with these targets.
If 17 goals seems like a lot to take in, HuffPost Impact is here to help. Here's a handy guide to every SDG, through the universal language of emoji.
By , the U.N. hopes to accomplish the following:
1. NO POVERTY
Eradicating poverty, which is currently defined as people living on less than $1.25 a day, in all forms everywhere.
2. ZERO HUNGER
Eliminating hunger by increasing agricultural production and providing foods that are rich in nutrients.
3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Supporting programs focused on wellness, exercise and mental health to promote healthy, long lives.
4. QUALITY EDUCATION
Providing equal education opportunities to both boys and girls by creating safe and inclusive learning environments.
5. GENDER EQUALITY
Ending all forms of gender discrimination to empower women to assume an equal role in every aspect of society.
6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Providing global access to clean and affordable drinking water by reducing pollution and improving water resource management.
7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Ensuring access to reliable, renewable and up-to-date energy services.
8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Creating equal and decent employment opportunities that increase economic growth.
9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Developing strong infrastructures to support industrial and economic growth.
10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Reduce inequality both within and between countries by increasing regulation, encouraging equal opportunity and facilitating migration.
11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Designing inclusive and safe communities by creating affordable and sustainable housing and transportation.
12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Ensuring sustainable consumption through recycling and resource management.
13. CLIMATE ACTION
Combatting and raising awareness for climate change on a local and global level.
14. LIFE BELOW WATER
Conserving the oceans, seas and marine wildlife to promote sustainable development.
15. LIFE ON LAND
Protecting natural habitats and forests, combating desertification and preserving biodiversity.
16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies by actively combating violence, human trafficking and corruption.
17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GLOBAL GOALS
Strengthening international ties to implement policy changes around the world.
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