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.

Countries have 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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New global survey shows E-government emerging as a powerful tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Kingdom, followed by  Australia and the Republic of Korea, lead the world in providing government services and information through the Internet, according to a new survey released today by the United Nations showing […]

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African elephants face ‘unacceptably high’ level of poaching

Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching.

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UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures

Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction called for measures to reduce mortality from this natural hazard.

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Tokyo art scene collaborates for SDGs

Love 1980’s pop music and the Sustainable Development Goals? The United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) is raising awareness of the SDGs with a new music video featuring more than 100 Japanese celebrities dancing […]

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On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems

Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines but their survival is being jeopardized, said UNESCO, calling for mangroves' protection.

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Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, sets possible record

The World Meteorological Organization will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the Eastern hemisphere.

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