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Forging a path for business in the UN 2030 Development Goals 2015-2030


  • Healthcare Open or Close
    • By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
    • By 2030, end preventable deaths of new-borns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
    • By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
    • By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
  • ICT & Education Open or Close
    • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
    • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
    • By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
    • By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
  • Alternative Energy & Environment Open or Close
    • By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services
    • By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
    • By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
    • By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, land locked developing countries and small island developing States in accordance with their respective programmes of action.
  • Agriculture & Food Production Open or Close
    • By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and the incomes of small-scale food producers, particularly women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets, and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
    • By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
    • By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
  • Financing for Development Open or Close
    • Promote development-oriented policies that support  productive activities, decent jobs creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial resources
    • Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage to expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all
  • Water & Sanitation Open or Close
    • By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
    • By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
    • By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
    • Support and strengthen the participation of local communities for improving water and sanitation management
  • Sustainable Transportation & Logisitics Open or Close
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing direct contributions to the SDGs
    • Get all the world's major car manufacturers together — there's only seven of them globally — the challenge of meeting the goal of zero particle emissions by 2030
    • By 2030 have fuel efficient cars across all development and humanitarian sector fleet vehicles
  • Gender Equality & Financial Inclusion Open or Close
    • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
    • Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life
    • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance, and natural resources in accordance with national laws
    • Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
  • Sustainable Cities Open or Close
    • Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
    • By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
    • Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
    • By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
    • By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
    • Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
  • Security & Good Governance Open or Close
    • Influence greater transparency, access to and use of information in corporate, international, national, local governance or to the interactions between other sectors of society
    • Build a collective action, collaboration and participation of multiple stakeholders, including from the government, providers, citizens and others to deliver public goods
    • Basic protections for citizens including human rights protections, to ensure sustainable development for all


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