The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030 were launched at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.
All 17 Sustainable Development Goals are connected to UNDP ’s Strategic Plan focus areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience. SDGs Number 1 on poverty, Number 10 on inequality and Number 16 on governance are particularly central to UNDP’s current work and long-term plans.
Having an integrated approach to supporting progress across the multiple goals is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and UNDP is uniquely placed to support that process.
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark noted: “This agreement marks an important milestone in putting our world on an inclusive and sustainable course. If we all work together, we have a chance of meeting citizens’ aspirations for peace, prosperity, and well being, and to preserve our planet.”