Awareness raising

UNDP is leading campaigns and outreach to ensure the SDGs are engaged with by people in all societies across the world, giving citizens tools to understand and feed into the SDG processes which affect them directly.

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Data for development

The 2030 Agenda is significantly ramping up demand for data and statistics, requiring sustained efforts to strengthen national statistical systems, build statistical capacity, develop common standards and methodologies in many new areas of measurements, and explore innovative approaches and partnerships to address data gaps.

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Financing for development

The SDGs represent the most ambitious global development framework in history. To build the investments necessary an equally ambitious global financing framework has been designed through the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). In order to implement these agenda in a rapidly changing and complex world, UNDP has developed a number of tools in response to demand from governments and practitioners. These tools aim to support governments to identify new sources of finance; scope, assess and select financing solutions; link financing solutions with the SDGs; increase effectiveness and capacities; and build partnerships.

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Follow up and review

In order for the SDGs to be made a reality, countries must be able to measure their progress and report back to their citizens and to the wider world. The fifth section of the 2030 Agenda defines this process, giving governments the opportunity to volunteer their own reviews of their nation’s progress towards the SDGs.

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Localizing the SDGs

To be truly transformative and to improve the lives of citizens, the 2030 Agenda needs to reach the local level, where national policies meet local aspirations. This includes defining, implementing and monitoring local strategies for achieving global, national and subnational goals and targets. It also involves facilitating the development of concrete mechanisms, tools, innovations, platforms and processes to effectively translate the Agenda into results on the ground. The challenge is broad and needs to bring on board a large number of stakeholders.

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SDG Implementation in Fragile and Conflict Settings

By 2030, more than half of the world's poor will live in countries affected by conflict. A targeted approach to protect development gains is necessary to shift the trend and achieve the 2030 Agenda. UNDP supports SDG implementation in fragile and conflict settings through its New Deal Facility and as a member of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. 

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UN coordination and partnerships

Coherence and coordination across the UN is anchored in the UN Resident Coordinator system, and provides critical interlinkages between development, peace and security, and human rights.

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