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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.

Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

February 22nd, 2018|Economic growth, News, Youth|

Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.

At leaders forum in Belarus, deputy UN chief urges concrete action on Global Goals

February 22nd, 2018|News|

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious, universal, people-centred and planet-sensitive set of goals and targets ever conceived by the United Nations, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a regional leaders forum in Belarus on Wednesday.

Rohingya refugees face immense health needs; UN scales up support ahead of monsoon season

February 20th, 2018|Health, News|

Critical health services must be scaled up for nearly 1.3 million people – Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities – in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where vulnerable populations in crowded settlements and ‘mega camps’ are at risk of a host of waterborne diseases, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday.

World is failing newborns; UNICEF says global mortality rates remain ‘alarmingly high’

February 20th, 2018|News|

Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday in a new report, which reveals that babies born in these places are 50 times more likely to die in the first month of life than those born in some wealthier nations.

100 primary school children join SDG Advocate team to kick SDGs into action at the Olympics

February 19th, 2018|Education, News, SDG Advocates|

On the 16th of February, high-level dignitaries brought together the messages of the Olympic spirit, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the importance of providing quality education for all to a classroom in Gangwon Province, South Korea, showing the intersection of these important ideals through a recognizable and beloved object: the football.

New UN high-profile panel set to take on noncommunicable diseases, cause of seven in 10 deaths globally

February 16th, 2018|Health, News|

Bold, innovative solutions are now on the table to accelerate the prevention and control of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – such as heart and lung disease, cancers and diabetes – as a new United Nations [...]

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

February 16th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation in the war-ravaged Kasai region in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

February 16th, 2018|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial organizations have urged.