Universality and the SDGs:
A Business Perspective

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) in collaboration with its Private Sector Advisory Group and the Global Compact launch its new report Universality and the SDGs: A Business Perspective.


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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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What’s new?

Chefs Roca Brothers, first year working with the UN

On their first anniversary as UN Goodwill Ambassadors, the acclaimed master chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca presented a new chocolate creation to raise awareness on food waste and hunger during a gala dinner at the World Economic Forum 2017, in Davos (Switzerland). The dinner will gather chefs, celebrities, UN representatives and business leaders under the slogan “Global Goals dinner for a Healthy, Not Hungry, Inclusive World”. Singer Shakira, four-time Olympic gold medalist Mike Johnson, film director and SDG advocate Richard Curtis and refugee Olympian Yusra Mardini also participated in the dinner.

The SDG Fund in 2016, a year-end review

As 2016 quickly comes to an end we wanted to take this time to share some highlights of our recent activities on what has proved to be a remarkable year for us at the SDG Fund. This month marks the end of a very pivotal time, both for the number of new initiatives underway as well as our joint programmes now operational in 23 countries. We thank you for your support and invite you to stay tuned in January for exciting news on the next phase of our work and until then, best wishes for 2017!

Linking Sports and the new Sustainable Development Goals

The Principality of Monaco announced the launch of a new partnership with the the SDG Fund to promote sports and development. The project comes on the heels of the adoption of the biennial General Assembly resolution entitled “Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”, co-facilitated by the Permanent Missions of Monaco and Tunisia, in their capacity of Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Sport for development and peace.

How we work

There are 4 principles that make our programmes unique:

Multidimensionality

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.



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Goal 1: No poverty Goal 2: Zero hunger Goal 3: Good health and well-being Goal 4: Quality education Goal 5: Gender equality Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure Goal 10: Reduced inequalities Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities Goal 12: Responsible consumption, production Goal 13: Climate action Goal 14: Life below water Goal 15: Life on land Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals



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.