About the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the international community adopted a set of 17 goals as part of a new global agenda on sustainable development.

The environment underlies each of those goals – from eliminating hunger to reducing inequalities to building sustainable communities around the world. We are committed to working with all concerned parties to achieve the Agenda’s ambitious goals and targets, particularly those that have a direct link to the environment.

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People and partners

The United Nations Environment Programme is committed to working with everybody at all levels of society to support the implementation of the SDGs by addressing environmental issues and ensuring a long, healthy future for people and planet.

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and its 17 SDGs officially began on 1 January 2016, as the UN family, nations, businesses, civil society and many others looked to how they can transform the very way we live.