UNDP Support for SDG Implementation

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We support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for everyone, everywhere

The SDGs came into effect in January 2016, and they will continue to guide UNDP policy and funding until 2030. With already over 120 government requests to UNDP and UN Country Teams, there has been sustained demand for support in implementing the SDGs. Our support includes mainstreaming the SDGs into national and local development plans, accelerating SDG implementation through prioritization and synergies, and providing structured expertise from across the UN System. Through integrating SDG support, UNDP is facilitating country missions and policy tools to meet this demand and build coherence across SDG implementation at national and local levels.


Latest Work

This animation shows how the UN works to move the Sustainable Development Goals from paper to practice through the MAPS approach (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support)
How older people's human rights are denied - an animation developed in collaboration with HelpAge International



  • Global Goals Week 2017
    Posted on September 18, 2017 6:58:00 PM
    Global Goals Week is an annual week of action, awareness and accountability for sustainable development.
  • 5-9 June: The Ocean Conference
    Posted on March 30, 2017 5:38:00 PM
    Taking place from 5 to 9 June 2017 in New York, this historic event will set out a concrete plan to restore our ocean to health so that it can continue to sustain all life.
  • 8 March: International Women's Day
    Posted on March 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM
    The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
  • 23-24 May: World Humanitarian Summit
    Posted on May 4, 2016 5:44:00 PM
    The summit brings together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises, and new partners to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

Blog posts

  • Towards a more proactive approach to preventing violent extremism
    Posted on May 23, 2018 11:50:00 AM
    Violent extremism remains a persistent threat to many societies and it has spread across countries, regions and conflicts. More than ever, the world needs a strong and coordinated UN that can fulfill its mandate to maintain and promote international peace and security.
  • War and peace ... and nature
    Posted on May 21, 2018 7:02:00 PM
    Healthy wildlife populations are an incredible asset for both local communities and national economies. Yet this rich, but fragile natural asset is in crisis due to poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
  • Will AI be a bane or boon for global development?
    Posted on May 18, 2018 5:52:24 PM
    Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.
  • With open government, youth can be agents of change for the SDGs
    Posted on May 15, 2018 6:11:00 PM
    Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, the UNDP vision for the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is to help countries achieve sustainable development by accelerating structural transformation.