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The UN’s SDGs

A selection of links from the Danish and international work with the UN’s SDGs is available below.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were carried by all members of the UN at the summit in New York on 25 September 2015. This indicated an unprecedented ambitious and transformative agenda for development. The goals became effective on 1 January 2016 and set the course towards a more sustainable development for both human beings and our planet up to 2030.

In the Brundtland report from 1987, sustainability is defined in this way: “ Humanity [GJ1] has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Expressed in a simpler way – sustainability will create the best possible conditions for people and the environment now and in the distant future.

The SDGs consist of 17 specific goals and 169 subsidiary goals that commit the UN’s 194 member states to completely eliminate poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities, ensure quality education, good health and wellbeing for everybody, decent work and more sustainable economic growth. The goals also focus on promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions and to strengthen international partnerships.

The SDGs are interdependent and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. The SDGs apply to all the countries of the world. By virtue of their universality they have a both national and international dimension.

Below is a selection of links from the Danish and international work with the UN’s SDGs.

International links

The UN’s website with the SDGs 

- Here you can read more about the SDGs, find status reports for the work with the goals [GJ2] as well as tools and inspiration to the work with the goals.

The OECD’s website with its SDG work 

- On this page you can read about the OECD’s work with the SDGs and its efforts to monitor the development.

The EU’s website with its SDG work

- Here you can read about the EU’s work with the SDGs and its efforts to monitor the development.

Danish links

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website with the SDGs

- This page contains the official Danish translation of the SDGs, the Danish strategy for the SDG work and the present action plan for this work.

Denmark’s official SDG portal 

- Here you can find background material about the SDGs, inspirational material etc.

Our goals

- This page displays Statistics Denmark’s and the 2030 Panel’s work on making the UN’s 17 SDGs Danish.

Editing was completed: 16.02.2020