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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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.

Let's cook it up!


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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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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Towards Balance in Music to achieve gender equality in the industry

Berklee and the SDG Fund present Shifting the Conversation Berklee a conversation with music professionals to dismantle obstacles for diversity in the industry. The dialogue will take place on Wednesday, March 22.

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What’s new?

Women head of households help alleviate child malnutrition in Paraguay

To highlight the key role women play in food production and income generation, the SDG Fund promotes activities that have benefited some 15,000 families in rural and indigenous communities

Learning about water, sanitation and hygiene through graffiti art

The PRO-WATER program in the Philippines promotes the creation of community murals to help create dialogue regarding best practices and access to water resources for all within the community

A series of meetings on the right of access to justice begins in New York

The cycle 'Universal Access to Justice', which began with representatives from the UN, will review the situation of the right of access to justice in the international system, Europe, Latin America and Africa

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.