17 Goals to Transform Our World

2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Countries have adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.


The #GlobalGoals have launched! Visit @UN Sustainable Development site for more on 17 goals to transform our world.

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UN conference agrees new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

A major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a […]

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Habitat 3: 20 October in photos

The final day of the Habitat 3 UN conference on sustainable cities concluded Thursday with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

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It's official: world leaders have adopted the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development, and will help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities.

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UN Environment report: Put people, not cars first in transport systems

Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against climate change.

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Habitat 3: 19 October in photos

Wednesday at Habitat 3 saw big crowds at the Exhibition Hall, where participants could learn about innovative sustainable projects happening around the world.

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Habitat 3: 18 October in photos

The second day of Habitat 3, the UN's conference on sustainable cities, featured more discussions, exhibitions and a special event on including disabled people in urban planning.

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