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

UN chief outlines strategy to reshape global finance for sustainable development

As the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the role of the UN to help reshape “unproductive and unrewarding” finance and redirect investment to creating a better world […]

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New York, 18 September 2017


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to be with you for the 9th Annual New York City Climate Week.

It is an honour to be […]

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The Deputy Secretary-General — Remarks at the High-level Event Financing the 2030 Agenda

The Deputy Secretary-General

Remarks at the High-level Event Financing the 2030 Agenda – The Role of the United Nations

New York, 18 September 2017

Vice-President Michetti
Ladies and gentlemen,
Good morning. I’m so pleased to be here with you today. 

Financing the […]

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On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer

Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol – an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting […]

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SDG Media Zone at the 72nd General Assembly

During the week of 18th to 22nd September, the UN Department of Public Information together with the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, UN Foundation and the Pvblic Foundation will host the […]

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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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World’s poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert

Impacts of climate change and the global economic crisis are compounding the threats faced by people living in poverty around the world, a United Nations rights expert warned, calling on the international development community to […]

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Join #SDGLive trailblazing discussions at SDG Media Zone

UN and partners engage people around the world in the timely conversations at 72nd UN General Assembly

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