Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere. Building upon the success of the Millennium Development Goals, this new development agenda is the international community’s primary guide for sustainable development in the years to come.

“As global citizens, we have a collective responsibility to address the environmental and social challenges posed by our consumption patterns. Tradeshows, retailers and media play an important role in mobilizing the fashion and textile industry to take action and contribute to achieving of the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Office for Partnerships is proud to jointly present the Conscious Fashion Campaign to advocate for a new paradigm in fashion and raise awareness of environmental and ethically-sound principles for a sustainable future.” Lucie Brigham

United Nations Office for Partnerships

The United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) serves as a gateway for catalyzing and building meaningful partnership initiatives between civil society actors and the United Nations in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In this role, the Office has three primary functions:

– To facilitate partnership events and to catalyse collaborative initiatives between the United Nations and non-state actors, such as the private sector, foundations and civil society, to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

– To serve as the operational interface between the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations system in support of high-impact projects implemented throughout the world by United Nations programs, funds and agencies.

– To provide administrative support to the United Nations Democracy Fund