Sustainable Development

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." from the World Commission on Environment and Development’s (the Brundtland Commission) report Our Common Future (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987).

In 2015 at the UN the world’s government agree the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework of 17 inter-related goals covering social, economic and environmental areas of development which governments aim to achieve by 20130.

Goal 3 focuses on health and Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Both goals have target to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care.