The lesson the world learned from the millennial development goals, writes Paola Bettelli, is that “what gets measured gets done”. I think also that the fact that these goals were self-imposed played a significant role. As Bettelli says, "these goals were to be action-oriented, concise, aspirational, global, and universally applied to all countries." The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) represent the 2030 targets. I've heard it suggested in the past that they would also represent the elements of a progressive core curriculum. At the very least, it's worth underlining that these offer a set of collective values worth working toward, and offer a guide to people seeking more meaning in their lives than making money and seeking pleasure. This article succeeds in that. From the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).