United Nations Development Group

Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Reference Guide for UN Country Teams

This reference guide for mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development was created by the United Nations Development Group to assist UN country teams in helping Member States with adapting the global Sustainable Development Goals to national contexts. This is the third update of the guide. Updates are outlined on page 2.

Alumniportal – Deutshland

17 Sustainable Development Goals

Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community expresses their conviction that global challenges can only be met in cooperation. The Agenda’s core is a catalogue of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations

Sustainable development knowledge platform

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – or Rio+20 – took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June 2012. It resulted in a focused political outcome document which contains clear and practical measures for implementing sustainable development.

Sustainability Problem

The Three Pillars of Sustainability

The three pillars of sustainability are a powerful tool for defining the complete sustainability problem. This consists of at least the economic, social, and environmental pillars. If any one pillar is weak then the system as a whole is unsustainable.