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.

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

More sustainably managed forests would help meet energy needs of one-third of world population

March 21, New York–Expanding the area of sustainably managed forests, especially in developing countries, is essential to meet the energy needs of billions of people who still use wood fuel as their energy source, according to United Nations officials and forest experts at an event held today marking the International Day of Forests.

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UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase people’s happiness and well-being

Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.

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UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.

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UN, Smurfs team up for International Day of Happiness

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage young people everywhere to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development

Every person can make the world more peaceful, equitable and healthy, representatives of the United Nations told young people at a special ceremony for the SDGs that included the Smurfs.

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Guterres: ‘The clear objective of our time is parity’ rooted in women’s empowerment

Gender parity at all levels – political, cultural, economic and social – is a “central objective” and must be based on women's empowerment, Secretary-General António Guterres told women's rights activists and civil society representatives today during a town hall-style discussion at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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