Realising the SDGs will require action in five key areas
From Pakistan to Brazil, the UN is helping to embed the SDGs into national and subnational policymaking
The African Union played a key role in drafting the SDGs. It has now integrated global and African priorities into a single agenda that will help the continent to navigate challenges such as food security and resource mobilisation
In a world wondering about the outreach and impact of the UN, the SDGs will need widespread grassroots ownership if they are to create meaningful, lasting change. These examples, from Kenya and the UK, inspire hope and offer ways forward
Businesses are critical to achieving the SDGs. We need industry leadership, government regulation and civil-society activism if they are to deliver for people and planet, as well as for profit
The UN is working with financial institutions to close the SDGs funding gap by generating much-needed private sector finance
The SDGs must be grounded in a ‘capability approach’ – where ‘success’ is measured not by economic indicators but by people leading meaningful, fulfilled lives
When faced with the complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals, we need a digestible, precise way of measuring progress
The UN urgently needs to reform to be fit to support its Member States in realising Agenda 2030
The interconnectedness of the 17 SDGs mean development projects can no longer be designed or judged with a single benefit in mind. This is how Inter-American Development Bank is responding in Latin America and the Caribbean
Despite policy commitments to reduce poverty, the gap between the world's richest and poorest grows ever wider. How can we shift the way economies work to reward people for the work they do, not the wealth they own?
No country or society can develop and prosper if its women and girls are denied basic human rights
The partnerships driving success in the health sector, such as Gavi and the Global Fund, hold lessons for achieving Agenda 2030
The SDGs have provided an ideal framework for the growing number of investors looking to ‘do the right thing’. But how can investors gauge the SDG impact of investments?
The people who need the most help are often those we know least about. New approaches and new technology for data collection can make the 'left behind' visible and the focus for assistance
Economic disempowerment is just one of the many inequalities women face around the world. Addressing it will boost many of the Global Goals
The University of Brescia has a comprehensive programme supporting Agenda 2030 and the SDGs
International trade has brought great benefits, but also inequities. By incorporating the philosophy of the SDGs into trade agreements, trade has the potential to benefit all
Industry 4.0 promises great advancements for humankind, but also massive upheaval in labour markets. Policymakers must put in place plans for job creation, equitable distribution of gains and wider social protections
Current economic models rely on a level of resource consumption that will rapidly destroy the ecosystems on which we depend. We must now design circularity into all that we do
By acknowledging the true value of our natural resources, we will be able to direct development so that it supports economy and environment
Ecoembes and SEO/BirdLife have come together to combat the growing threat of rubbish accumulation
Does our global system of rules help or hinder global progress, as measured by the implementation of the SDGs?
Of all the threats to sustainable development, conflict is one of the most intractable and damaging. Local partners and detailed understanding of root causes are key to constructive intervention
To create better resilience and response to disasters, international organisations must ensure their efforts are designed around and work with local communities
Despite long-standing international commitments, progress to reduce noncommunicable diseases has been frustratingly slow. With governments due to meet again about NCDs in 2018, how can they tackle this growing global problem?
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Water Aid Foundation, Suqia, plays a leading role in the UAE's support for the SDGs
There is a yawning gap between decarbonisation commitments and the cuts required to achieve the Paris Agreement. Science-based emissions reduction targets can map the route for companies