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What are the sustainable development goals (SDGs)?

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their related 169 targets, which are at the heart of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provide a new policy framework worldwide towards ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

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Discover the SDGs in the EU

Our visualisation tool will give you a quick overview of the current progress towards each of the SDGs and its sub-goals on an EU level.   

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Compare your country's progress

Dig deeper: choose the goals and indicators you are interested in and use our easy and user-friendly time graphs to compare your country to others. 

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SDGs at a glance   

Not much time? Have a look at the 2017 brochure which offers a concise and visual overview of the key findings of the 2017 EU SDG monitoring report. 

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Publication: Sustainable development in the European Union 2017

Read the full 2017 report

Our publication provides a detailed description of the situation in the EU and its Member States, in relation to the 17 SDGs in an EU context.

EU Sustainable Development Strategy

Before the SDGs: EU SDS

Before the SDGs, the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) was used to monitor sustainable development in the EU. Our achived pages will provide you all the information you need.