Sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all member countries to aim to reach by 2030.

In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all member countries to aim to reach by 2030.

Through our joint work within the International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE), we are directly linking a healthy working equid’s contribution to the welfare of the 600 million people who rely on them.  

It is estimated that 112 million working equids (horses, ponies, donkeys and mules) work tirelessly to support families and communities by transporting goods, firewood, rubbish and materials, as well as water and of course, people.  The usually invisible working equid is integral in the prosperity of humans and brings great value to the world’s economy. 

Download our joint ICWE booklet – Achieving Agenda 2030: How the Welfare of Working Animals Delivers for Development – to learn more.

ICWE Achieving Agenda
Achieving Agenda 2030 brochure

Find out how the welfare of working animals delivers for development

Our promise.

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We believe that systemic policy changes create lasting impacts. Together, we therefore commit today to ensuring animal welfare is recognised as a cornerstone of the sustainable development agenda. By working with international organisations, governments, corporations, and communities, we will pave the way for a sustainable and equitable world where the care of animals is inherent to our thriving.

Together, we are not just envisioning a future – we are actively creating one where the welfare of all living beings is our measure of progress.

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