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The UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that establish a new framework for the global development efforts towards 2030.

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015, world leaders took an important step towards a better and more sustainable future for all.

The 17 SDGs replace the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The SDGs are very ambitious and set a transformative development agenda. In addition to poverty reduction and social development, the SDGs also focus on economic and environmental development and include goals for peace and security. With the SDGs the UN member states have, among other things, committed themselves to ending hunger completely, ensuring education for all, securing health as well as promoting decent work and sustainable economic growth in all countries by 2030. The SDGs are universal and apply to all countries

Danish Actions

Denmark has currently put forward two strategic documents for working with the SDGs towards 2030. One is an action plan that sets the framework for how the Danish government is working with the SDGs both in the national and international context. The action plan lays out the Danish approach and priorities in following up on the SDGs.
The other document is the Danish Strategy for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, The World 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals make up the platform for Danish Development cooperation.

The World 2030 is available in Danish, English and French, whereas the Action plan only is available in Danish. All documents can be found in the links below.