The framework presented in this document is not designed solely to address issues in developing countries, but instead recognises that action to advance sustainable human development is required in low-, middle- and high-income countries alike. It is a universal framework, with all governments having a role to play to achieve each goal, either within their own countries or through international cooperation.
All of the targets included in the framework are relevant to, and should be pursued in, all countries. Some have quantitative success thresholds that are applicable to all, based on internationally agreed standards or where the indicator relates to a zero goal. Others have success indicators that should be used in all countries, but the exact level at which success will be deemed achieved should be set nationally.