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United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Read more about the SDGs here.

The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

VFAE Mission Aligns with
UN Sustainable Development Goals



Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.



Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Oxygen Cities


Sustainable Cities & Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Children in Science Class


Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Woman in a Field


Decent Work and

Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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