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

At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 have urged the global community for new momentum to ongoing efforts towards transition to clean energy.

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Including Persons with Disabilities to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Achieve Sustainable Development for All

Special focus on inclusion and participation as Governments and organizations gather for the largest international meeting on the rights of persons with disability

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Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows ‘men can destroy the planet,’ warns UN chief Guterres

Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – where he urged the world to take lesson from the catastrophe and to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated.

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UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy in message to EXPO 2017

Underlining the importance of energy, in particular for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent action to ensure that everyone has access to clean, affordable and efficient energy so that they can rise to their full potential.

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UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life

The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wrapped up with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.

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Inclusive development ‘best form of preventing conflict,’ UN chief tells Central Asia summit

Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the importance of partnership between the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in achieving global development goals and combating some of today's key threats to peace and security, such as terrorism.

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Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes (Press release)

Universal agreement on need for measures to reverse ocean deterioration 

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UN-Nippon Foundation partnership launches new programme to train ocean professionals in developing countries (Press release)

The United Nations, through the Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, and the Nippon Foundation have announced a new UN-Nippon Foundation “Sustainable Ocean Programme” to train ocean […]

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