Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), or the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect our planet, and ensure that we all live in peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals; and, on the other hand, they now include new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice; among other areas of priority. These goals are interrelated. The key to success in any goal is to tackle problems that share common aspects.

SDGs are exercised in a spirit of partnership and pragmatism, allowing for the right choices to be made today to sustainably improve life for future generations. They provide all countries with clear guidance and objectives to adopt in accordance with their priorities and the environmental challenges against the world. The Sustainable Development Goals are an overarching agenda. They reach the root causes of poverty and unites us to make positive changes for both the people and the planet. “Supporting the 2030 Agenda is UNDP's top priority,” said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator. “Sustainable Development Goals give us a common plan and agenda to address some of the grave challenges our world is facing, such as poverty, climate change and conflict. UNDP has the experience and expertise to drive progress and support countries on their path to sustainable development.”[1]