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17 Goals to Transform Our World

In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.

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.

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

January 15th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

January 15th, 2018|Health, News|

As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

January 11th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth

January 10th, 2018|Health, News|

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.

At UN, universities spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees

January 10th, 2018|News|

At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to support those in need in their local areas.

UNIC Tunis holds SDG-themed writing workshop for children

January 9th, 2018|Education, News, Youth|

On the first day of the school holidays, fifty-two children braved the cold weather - and the temptation to spend a Monday morning at home - to come to the Public Library of Ariana, a town near Tunis, for a writing workshop on the SDGs. They were in for a surprise; the organizers greeted them with an SDG-branded toolkit with pens, pencils, copybooks, stationery and everything they needed to unleash their creativity.

UN agency’s mobile reproductive health teams reach women in besieged area of Aleppo

January 3rd, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.

On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

January 1st, 2018|Health, News, Youth|

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.