Quick facts

  • The SDG Fund was established in 2014 by the UN, with an initial contribution from the Government of Spain to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. More than 20 donors are already contributing to the SDG Fund's programmes.
  • SDG Fund joint programmes in 22 countries are directly improving the lives of more than 3.5 million people, according to the latest monitoring reports.
  • 14 different UN agencies and hundreds of national counterparts are involved in making the SDG Fund joint activities a reality.
  • The participatory process to formulate joint programmes engaged around 2,000 participants from civil service and government, communities, international development agencies, and the private sector.
  • All programmes are joint programmes, meaning they bring together an average of 3 UN agencies in a collective effort. This strengthens the UN’s ability to deliver as one entity.
  • The SDG Fund also supports activities guaranteeing that lessons learned from achieving MDGs are incorporated in the new development agenda.
  • To better align public-private partnerships for sustainable development, the SDG Fund has established a Private Sector Advisory Groupformed by business leaders of major companies from various industries worldwide.
  • The SDG Fund is fully committed to financial and programmatic transparency. All financial flows are updated through the MPTF financial reporting platform.
  • The SDG Fund programmes total budget is approximately USD $70 million. National and international partners provide approximately 57% of these resources in the form of matching funds.

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Fighting Climate Change, One Meal at a Time

In November, as the world came together with the historic Paris Agreement, we thought about what we could do to honor this commitment to our planet from the place we know best - the kitchen. Recognizing that how we cook affects our world, we teamed up with the SDG Fund to launch a humble campaign based on a simple premise that each one of us can help tackle climate change, right from the kitchen.

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Universities: Getting ready for the SDGs

The traditional separation between academia and the professional world is becoming more porous and dynamic. How, in that regard, will the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) affect universities and vice versa?

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Renewing Commitment to SDGs: Private Sector Gets Active

Just last month business representatives from around the world joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund commemorate their work as part of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG).

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