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The UN Sustainable Development Goals

How to Measure Impact: The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Goal 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Goal 2: Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security & improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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Goal 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive & equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Goal 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality, and empower all women and girls.

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Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

Promote sustained inclusive economic growth, full productive employment, decent work for all

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Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation

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Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Goal 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Goal 14: Life Below Water

Conserve & sustainably use the oceans, sea and marine resources for sustainable development.

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Goal 15: Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, forests and reverse desertification & degradation.

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Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful inclusive societies, with justice for all and build effective, accountable institutions everywhere.

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Goal 17: Partnerships

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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How Can You Put the UN SDGs to Use?

Below are some resources available to you if you want to learn practical ways in which to put the knowledge of the SDGs to use in the world.


A comprehensive platform for social innovators across all business and nonprofit categories to share insights onĀ  the practical implementation of the UN SDGs.

SDG Compass

The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs.

UN System SDG Implementation

Straight from the source, this site is a repository of actions, initiatives and plans for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

SDG Knowledge Hub

An up-to-date resource for news, opinion, briefs, and events in the world as they relate to the implementation of the UN SDGs