Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world. They are a call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice and prosperity. It is critical that no one is left behind. In 2015, all the countries in the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It sets out 17 Goals, which include 169 targets. These wide-ranging and ambitious Goals interconnect.
Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.More about the Sustainable Development Goals
Top storyImagining a better world through the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development helps us to imagine a better world, one where there is peace, partnership and prosperity for everybody and for the planet. But the 2030 Agenda goes beyond imagination to provide a blueprint for actually achieving this vision.
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Key resourceRoadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being
Frequently asked questions about the SDGs
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How will progress be measured? How does health fit in and what is WHO’s role? This section on frequently asked questions has the answersFrequently asked questions about the SDGs
Voices of the Region
In her work as Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir integrates the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its global goals into her life as well as policy-making.Watch big screen
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