17 Goals to Transform Our World

2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere.

In 2015, countries adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.

The #GlobalGoals have launched! Visit @UN Sustainable Development site for more on 17 goals to transform our world.

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