17 Goals to Transform Our World
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
World leaders will gather at the UN for a series of summits and high-level meetings to boost action on climate change and accelerate progress on sustainable development, aimed at securing healthy, peaceful and prosperous lives for all: 21 September – Youth Climate Summmit; 23 September – Climate Action Summit and the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage; 24 and 25 September – Sustainable Development Goals Summit; 26 September – High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development; and 27 September – Small Island Developing States. Read more here.