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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.

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.

New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health

December 29th, 2017|Health, News|

People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.

Nigeria: Cholera outbreak in restive Borno state successfully contained, says UN health agency

December 24th, 2017|Health, News|

A five-month long cholera outbreak in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state has been successfully contained, the United Nations health agency has announced.

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen

December 21st, 2017|Health, News, Youth|

A plane charted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35.