UNICEF and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Investing in children and young people to achieve a more equitable, just and sustainable world for all.

A group of happy children outside the Accelerated School Readiness (ASR) programme at Simbile Primary School, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia on 20 September 2018.
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030.

UNICEF works with governments, partners and other UN agencies to support countries around the world to ensure that the Goals deliver results for every child. Now and for generations to come.