Sustainable cooking contest #recipe4change

What we eat and how we cook affects our health and the health of our planet. Join the chefs and United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors, the Roca Brothers. Share your #recipe4change and cook it at their restaurant, El Celler can Roca, twice ranked the best in the world.

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The SDG Fund: Joining efforts for sustainable development

This video describes the SDG Fund, its objectives and approach for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG Fund is already working in 22 countries aligning the efforts of UN Agencies, governments, business and civil society.

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Food Africa kicks off in Nigeria

New pilot initiative to boost inclusive growth in African food industry. With the chefs and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, Roca Brothers aiming at reducing food loss, creating better and decent jobs for young people and improving nutrition. 

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Joining efforts for sustainable development

The SDG Fund is an international cooperation mechanism that supports sustainable development. It facilitates UN agencies to collaborate with national partners to build integrated and sustainable responses to development challenges. It brings the MDG experience to the transition process from MDGs to SDGs.

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Business and the United Nations

The Sustainable Development Goals Fund at UNDP is pleased to present the new report “Business and the United Nations. Working together towards the Sustainable Development Goals: A Framework for Action” produced by the SDG Fund’s Private Advisory Group in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School and Business Fights Poverty.

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SDG Fund Private Sector Advisory Group

The SDG-F Private Sector Advisory Group seeks to provide the SDG-F Secretariat with guidance and strategic support to achieve better development results in coordination with the private sector.

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Launch of the report on universality, business and SDGs

With the SDGs now firmly underway, the SDG Fund is pleased to release its new report, entitled “Universality and the SDGs: A business perspective,” focused on the overarching concept of universality and the SDGs. The event will take place on November 11th, 3.00 - 5.00 pm at ECOSOC Chamber in New York.

Social housing at the core of the SDGs by Jessica Faieta

Opening remarks by Jessica Faieta,UNDG LAC Chair and UNDP Assistant Administrator, at UN Habitat III in Quito, during the side event "Social housing at the core of SDGs" organized by UNHabitat, SDG Fund and UNDP.

Cooking for sustainable development

What we eat has a direct impact not only on our health, but also on the wellbeing and prosperity of our communities, and the health of our planet. In this article, the famous chefs, the Roca Brothers, share their vision of sustainable cooking and nutrition in the context of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

How we work

There are 4 principles that make our programmes unique:


Poverty is multidimensional and requires multi-faceted, integrated and holistic approaches.

National ownership

Development cooperation needs to be people-centric and responsive to national priorities. SDG Fund governance mechanisms ensure the full participation of national government and partners.

UN agencies coordination

UN agencies, working as one with the critical support of the UN Resident Coordinators, coordinate their efforts and align their experience to deliver concrete results.

Bridging multistakeholder efforts

The SDG Fund bridges efforts of different development partners such as UN agencies, national and local governments, the private sector, civil society and academia.

What we do: achieving SDGs

We work with UN agencies, governments, civil society, business, academia and communities to achieve SDGs.
This is how our programmes are contributing to SDGs.

SDG Fund Private Sector Advisory Group

Businesses are playing an integral role in achieving sustainable development on the ground. To better align public-private partnerships for sustainable development, the SDG Fund has established a Private Sector Advisory Group, formed by business leaders of major companies from various industries worldwide. These leaders are helping the SDG Fund to build a roadmap for how public-private alliances can provide large-scale solutions for achieving the new SDGs.