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.

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Imagining 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.

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 answers

Frequently 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.

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How health and well-being can be found in every Sustainable Development Goal

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