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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.

UN Summits 2019

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.

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SDG Priorities across the UN System

UNDESA SDG Website

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides a comprehensive knowledge platform tracking the policies, progress, policies and implementation tools aimed at  achieving the SDGs.

UN Development Group Website

The United Nations Development Group represents 40 UN agencies delivering together for sustainable development on a country level.

UN Reform Website
UN Reform highlights how the UN System is undergoing reforms to improve its assistance to countries achieve the SDGs.