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Our Strategy

Vision Statement

UN DESA enables Member States to effectively adopt an integrated, transformative, people-centered approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda that leaves no one behind.

Mission Statement

UN DESA supports Member States in translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and other relevant global policy frameworks into viable and effective national strategies, policies, and programmes that are integrated, evidence-based, inclusive, well-funded, and that leave no one behind.

It pursues this mission by working in partnership with the UN system and other development partners at various levels of operation; by acting as an impartial generator, by disseminating and brokering knowledge, policy advice, and technical support in alignment with its mandate, Departmental Goals, and national priorities; and by creating effective platforms for learning and for sharing knowledge and experience among countries at the global, regional and national levels.


Mission Statement

UN DESA partners on capacity development to support Member States in building integrated, evidence-based, inclusive and well-funded national strategies and plans to achieve sustainable development that ensure no one is left behind.