What Does SDG Mean in a Text?

SDG means "Sustainable Development Goals."

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 integrated goals that were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. They are a universal call to action to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls, as well as to protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The SDGs are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

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There are 17 SDGs to be achieved by the year 2030.

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"Sustainable Development Goals" is the most common definition for SDG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Sustainable Development Goals
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An Academic Look at SDG

SDG is classified as an initialism. Initialisms are abbreviations pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization."

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