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.

UN, Thomas and Friends™ announce new collaboration to promote SDGs to children

The new collaboration will result in the inclusion of elements from five of the 17 goals in the upcoming Thomas & Friends™ series, which will be aired in over 110 countries in 33 languages.

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Op-ed: Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

The heads of the UN's agencies for development, climate change and disaster risk say recent hurricanes are a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

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Secretary-General’s message for International Day for Disaster Reduction

"Let’s put more effort into tackling disaster risk to create a safer, more sustainable world for all," he says.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to stress greater engagement in drive to promote prosperity, human dignity and human rights

The UN is seeking broader engagement from all sectors of society to lift 767 million people still living in extreme poverty above the international poverty line of $1.90 a day as it marks the International […]

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Humanoid robot joins UN meeting on artificial intelligence, sustainable development

Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.

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#DayoftheGirl 2017

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Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.

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Looking to future, UN to consider how artificial intelligence could help achieve economic growth and reduce inequalities

11 October, 2017 10:00 a.m. ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters

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