Sustainable Development Goals – Overview

Introduction

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What are the sustainable development goals (SDGs)?

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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Highlights

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SDGs at a glance

Not much time? Have a look at the 2020 brochure that offers a concise and visual overview of the key findings of the 2020 EU SDG monitoring report.

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Visualise the SDGs

Have a look at the new features of our innovative digital publication ‘SDGs & me’ and explore and evaluate the situation of your country compared to others for a subset of the EU SDG indicators.

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Discover the progress of 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

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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Explore Further

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Read the full 2020 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.

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Preparation of the EU SDG monitoring report 2020

The EU indicator set was reviewed between October 2019 and January 2020. See report on process and outcome of the review including the full list of 2020 EU SDG indicators.