On 25 September 2015, Member States of the United Nations adopted 'Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,' and with it 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is intended as "a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity that seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom."
The SDGs have moved beyond the focus on social and economic priorities reflected in the Millennium Development Goals to a broad agenda that is universal in its coverage. In particular, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development affirms explicitly that "there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development". It draws together the strands of peace, the rule of law, human rights, development and equality into a comprehensive and forward-looking framework. Reducing conflict, crime, violence, discrimination, and ensuring inclusion and good governance, are key elements of people's well-being and essential for securing sustainable development.
The United Nations system also has a key role in the new global agenda. This is based on its culture of shared responsibilities, collective action and benchmarking for progress. Through its work at global, regional and national levels, UNODC will provide support to Member States to reach their Targets under the various SDGs.
Here are the main goals that the Office will support: