In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and their 169 targets, aim at eradicating poverty in all forms and “seek to realize the human rights of all and achieve gender equality”.
The Regional Office will be guided by the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Agenda’s human rights-based commitment to “leave no one behind” through:
End Poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve Gender Equality and empower all women and girls
Reduce inequality within among countries
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development