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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.

All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

November 15th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.

COP23: UN chief urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate action

November 15th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.

Initiative to increase insurance coverage for climate-related disasters launched at UN conference

November 14th, 2017|Climate change, News|

On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Wednesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of providing insurance to hundreds of millions of vulnerable people by 2020 and to increase the resilience of developing countries against the impacts of climate change.

Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

November 13th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

November 10th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Water and Sanitation|

Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.

New initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors announced as Action Days begin

November 10th, 2017|Climate change, News|

In Bonn, new initiatives were announced to push forward the transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement.

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

November 10th, 2017|Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world’s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency said Friday.