On September 25, 2015, the United Nations officially launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to use in framing their development agenda and policies over the next fifteen years. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) builds upon, follows and expands the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were focused on developing countries and are expected to expire at the end of 2015. The implementation of the SDGs will start in January 2016 and the indicators will be presented in March 2016.
This policy document introduces the Sustainable development goals and identifies the challenges that Nigeria may face in adapting and implementing the sustainable development goals. It serves as a background source of information to policy makers and researchers.