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

Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

Underscoring the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in today's world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to “fast forward” implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Wealth of economic knowledge from 70 years of experience holds key lessons for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, review finds

World Economic and Social Survey analysis and advice proven accurate by world events

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Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities, reveals UN report

Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a new United Nations report has warned, calling on countries to do more to fulfil these basic human needs.

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Safe, effective family planning is key to ‘empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.

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Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transparency in financial markets, the Organization’s environment wing said today.

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Taking Action for Sustainable Development: Ethiopia, Honduras, Maldives, Botswana, Qatar, Slovenia and Tajikistan

During the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 44 countries, both developed and developing countries, are presenting their Voluntary National Reviews or plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the 3-day ministerial meeting […]

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Taking Action for Sustainable Development: Benin, Peru, Argentina, Czech Republic, Jordan and Thailand

During the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 44 countries, both developed and developing countries, are presenting their Voluntary National Reviews or plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the 3-day ministerial meeting […]

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Press briefing on the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

17 July, New York

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