Quick facts

  • The SDG Fund was established in 2014 by UNDP, on behalf of the UN, with an initial contribution from the Government of Spain to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes.
  • SDG Fund joint programmes in 21 countries are directly improving the lives of more than 1 million people.
  • Joint programmes cover 3 key thematic areas: inclusive growth for poverty eradicationfood security and nutrition, and water and sanitation.
  • For the implementation of its joint programmes, the SDG Fund builds on the lessons learned of the MDG Achievement Fund.
  • 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.
  • 14 different UN agencies and hundreds of national counterparts are involved in making the SDG Fund joint activities a reality.
  • 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 $60 million. National and international partners provide approximately 55% of these resources in the form of matching funds.

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A new book synthesizes and updates the 17 Sustainable Development Objectives

King Juan Carlos University and the SDG Fund present 'International Society and Sustainable Development Goals', a new publication to better understand what are today's sustainable development challenges and how to apply the SDGs in a practical way

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Alierta: Digital Education a Historic Opportunity

“Never in the history of mankind has there been an opportunity like the digital revolution,” César Alierta, Chairman of Foundation Telefónica and new SDG Fund Global Advisor, told a February 3rd meeting at IPI on new partnerships for digital education.

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César Alierta, new UN Global Advisor to advance digital education

SDG Fund and ProFuturo sign a pioneering partnership to reduce inequalities in access to quality education through the use of information technology. Alierta will promote the role of digital education in achieving sustainable development through its triple contribution to social justice, poverty reduction and environmental protection.

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