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.

World leaders gathered at UN commit to boosting investment in education

World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance […]

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Press release: World leaders commit to tackling global education crisis

Around 264 million children and adolescents are not in school and only 1 in 12 young people in low-income countries is on track to gain secondary level skills.

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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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With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

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Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found.

The report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) says most of the drugs […]

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Repair ‘world in pieces’ and create ‘world at peace,’ UN chief Guterres urges global leaders

Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a […]

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French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the […]

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UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on […]

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