Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

In 2011, BVSA adopted the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the basis of themes for the selection of projects to be listed on its financial funding platform. 

Adopted in September 2000 by more than 150 United Nations (UN) member countries, the MDGs reflect the members’ commitments to reduce extreme poverty and promote "a just and lasting peace" in the world within the next 15 years.

In 2015, based on the foundations laid by the MDGs, the UN defined a framework of 17 goals for international cooperation for the next 15 years called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Developed through the mutual cooperation of member countries, market entities and civil society to accomplish the MDGs and respond to the new challenges, these new goals integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) and are related to five areas whose names begin with the letter P (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership), for which reason, they are also known as the “5 Ps”.  

In this regard, reaffirming our commitment to the UN and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the BVSA has adopted the 5 Ps as themes for the selection of projects listed as of 2016, as follows: 

Sustainable Development


End poverty and hunger in all forms and ensure dignity and equality


Ensure prosperous and fulfilling lives in harmony with nature


Foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies


Implement the agenda through a solid global partnership


Protect our planet's natural resources and climate for future generations

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

  • Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

  • Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

  • Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

  • Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

  • Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development