The Sustainable Development Goals are a first in human history—a global compact to create a future where nobody is left behind.
The 17 goals were adopted by all countries at the United Nations in September 2015. They encompass every aspect of human and planetary wellbeing; a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect Earth and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
As we enter a new decade with only 10 years left to transform our world, we need everyone on board. Together we can end extreme poverty, win the race against climate change and conquer injustice and gender inequality. Learn more.
As the development arm of the United Nations, UNDP is the leading organization working to end the injustice of poverty, inequality and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.
In Sri Lanka, UNDP has been working as a key development partner of choice since 1967, to achieve sustainable human development in economic, social and environmental fronts.
Working closely with the Government, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNDP aims to eradicate extreme poverty, and reduce inequalities and exclusion to protect both people and the planet.
As UNDP celebrates partnering for development for over 50 years in Sri Lanka and beyond, UNDP is now focused on helping Sri Lanka identify relevant solutions for today's complex development challenges in-line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Guided by UNDPs 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, our work focuses on the following areas:
- Climate resilience and enviroment management
- Youth and innovation
- Democratic governance and peacebuilding
- Gender equality
Take a look at the work we do to empower lives and build resilient nations.
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