17 Goals to Transform Our World

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize 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.

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. 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 seek to end poverty, reduce inequality & tackle climate change. Here’s how you can help

Press release: World leaders commit to tackling global education crisis

Around 264 million children and adolescents are not in school and only 1 in 12 young people in low-income countries is on track to gain secondary level skills.

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EU and UN to launch strategic partnership for ending all forms of violence against women and girls

20 September 2017, UN Headquarters, New York

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With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

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Repair ‘world in pieces’ and create ‘world at peace,’ UN chief Guterres urges global leaders

Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a […]

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French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the […]

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UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on […]

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‘Window of opportunity’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns UN health agency

Millions around the globe are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer or heart disease, the United Nations health agency warned, urging governments to step up efforts to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

“Limited national progress has […]

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Launch of SDG Report: Kaduna State, Nigeria

20 September 2017, SDG Media Zone, UN Headquarters, New York

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