UNAA SDG Program
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they 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 addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.
- SDG Factsheet
- Latest UN SDG News
- Latest UN SDG Press Releases
- Latest UN Secretary General comments on the SDGs
- The SDGs explained for business
- SDG Communication Material – The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) logo, including the colour wheel and 17 icons are available for use in the six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish). Please read the guidelines for their use.
- SDG Postcard Front / Postcard Back
- SDG Bookmark
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UNAA National Program Manager – UN Sustainable Development Goals
Patricia Garcia AO