UNESCO and Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO and Sustainable Development Goals

Heads of State and Government, senior UN officials and representatives of civil society gather in September 2015, as part of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly and have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These objectives form a program of sustainable, universal and ambitious development, a program of the people, by the people and for the people, conceived with the active participation of UNESCO.


UNESCO provides this unique resource bank designed for educators, education planners and practitioners. It includes hundreds of pedagogical materials, ideas for classroom, multimedia resources and more, detailing how best to integrate Education for Sustainable Development into teaching and learning. Read more


UNESCO will contribute to the implementation of the SDGs trhough its work on:


UNESCO actively helped to frame the Education 2030 agenda which is encapsulated in SDG 4. The Incheon Declaration, adopted at the World Education Forum in Korea in May 2015, entrusted UNESCO to lead and coordinate Education 2030 through guidance and technical support within the overall SDG agenda.  Read more

Natural Sciences

The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents a significant step forward in the recognition of the contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to sustainable development. Read more

Social and Human Sciences

UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Programme aims to firmly entrench universal values and principles, such as global solidarity, inclusion, anti-discrimination, gender equality and accountability, in the implementation of the SDGs. Read more


Placing culture at the heart of development policies constitutes an essential investment in the world’s future and a pre-condition to successful globalization processes that take into account the principle of cultural diversity. Read more

Communication and Information

UNESCO advocates the recognition of the vital role that freedom of expression and access to information and knowledge play in sustainable societies. Read more

Sustainable Development Goals for Ocean

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO holds a universal mandate and global convening power for ocean science and capacity development in support of the 2030 Agenda and its sustainable goals. Read more

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