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.

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

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Tokyo art scene collaborates for SDGs

Love 1980’s pop music and the Sustainable Development Goals? The United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) is raising awareness of the SDGs with a new music video featuring more than 100 Japanese celebrities dancing […]

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New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and how the land is used in the world’s drylands, and the findings could be used to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and help fight climate change.

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First report card maps scope of SDGs progress

Report reveals that benefits of development are not equally shared by all
New York, 19 July 2016 – As the world begins the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development […]

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Ban urges burden-sharing, solidarity to combat effects of El Niño and mitigate climate change

The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 millions people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.

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Countries need to be reminded they are built on diversity, says UN Deputy Secretary-General

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today called for an alternative narrative on migration, where human mobility is seen as a positive development and a driver for economic prosperity and social progress.

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UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.

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