Sustainable Development Goals

Awareness and understanding of population dynamics are crucial for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, population data are crucial for measuring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Data from the Population Division underpin the calculation of roughly a third of the indicators used currently for the global monitoring of the SDGs. The Division participates directly in measuring SDG indicators on disaster-related deaths (1.5.1), maternal mortality (3.1.1), under-five mortality (3.2.1), neonatal mortality (3.2.2), demand for family planning satisfied with modern contraceptive methods (3.7.1), adolescent birth rate (3.7.2), coverage of essential health services (3.8.1), child marriage (5.3.1), access to sexual and reproductive health care (5.6.2), migration policies that facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people (10.7.2), victims of intentional homicide (16.1.1), conflict-related deaths (16.1.2), legal identity through registration of births (16.9.1), and population censuses and registration of births and deaths (17.19.2).