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

New ocean report findings support need for stronger high seas governance

The report recognizes the mounting evidence that some parts of the ocean are near their ecological tipping point due to climate change and other human impacts.

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Launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2017 “Reflecting on seventy years of development policy analysis”

Press Briefing, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:00 am EDT

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Taking Action for Sustainable Development: Nepal, Japan, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Kenya and Chile

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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Low food prices foreseen in 2017-2026, but countries need to keep markets stable – UN-OECD report

Noting projections of low prices for food commodities over the next decade on the back of abundant stocks of cereal and other staples, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report have underlined the need for governments continue efforts to provide stability to world food markets.

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Taking Action for Sustainable Development: Dominican Republic, Sudan, Switzerland, Samoa, Philippines, Tanzania

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a core feature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—focus on the three interconnected elements of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.
As every country strives to achieve […]

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Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.

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UN political forum opens with focus on eradicating poverty and forming partnerships

Senior government representatives are at the United Nations today for the start of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two years after they were adopted.

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Crucial steps being taken towards new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

New York, 10 July—Coming close on the heels of last month’s Ocean Conference, countries will begin the fourth and last preparatory meeting today to develop recommendations to the General Assembly on a treaty on the […]

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