Embrace the possible. That’s the call of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a blueprint for a better world. We don’t have to wait for the future we want — we can create it right now. Everyone can join the global movement for change.
"On this World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, we highlight the power of technology to advance sustainable development in Least Developed Countries." — António Guterres
The world’s population will reach 8 billion in the middle of November – a testament to scientific breakthroughs and improvements in nutrition, public health and sanitation. But as our human family grows larger, it is also growing more divided.
Our Common Agenda is an agenda of action, designed to strengthen and accelerate multilateral agreements – particularly the 2030 Agenda – and make a tangible difference in people’s lives.
End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Sustainable Development Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No!
World’s Largest Lesson promotes use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all.
More than two years of intensive public consultation and engagement with civil society and other stakeholders around the world, which paid particular attention to the voices of the poorest and most vulnerable, led to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
According to the findings of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report, the MDGs were the most successful anti-poverty movement in history, at the time.
Around half a billion people are living in landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), where trading their products and goods is more costly than in those countries with direct access to ports and the sea. They often have poor roads and infrastructure.