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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WHO/Europe launches new guide to support stakeholders in health and sustainable development

The WHO Regional Office for Europe has launched the E4As Guide, helping to promote engagement with health and sustainable development among key stakeholders. E4As stands for: engage to assess, align, accelerate and account – a compilation of methods, diagnostic tools, guidance documents, processes and mechanisms to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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