2030 Agenda for

Protecting Development Gains


The 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. It recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, are implementing this Agenda.



The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the 2030 Agenda is realized. If we do so, the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better.

The SDGs and their targets stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet and as a support platform of the UN development system and the Resident Coordinators, UNDP helps countries accelerate progress through our SDG integration function. Here is how:


SDG Integration

The Sustainable Development Goals are designed to be integrated.  Sustainable development recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, combating inequality within and among countries, preserving  the  planet, creating  sustained,  inclusive  and  sustainable economic  growth  and fostering social inclusion are linked to each other and are interdependent - this is agreed by Member States. If these challenges are interlinked and interdependent, then the way we work and the solutions we develop must be integrated.

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