Global Goals Programme

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

The new Global Goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with Governments involving business, civil society, and citizens from the outset. We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society — and business has a very important role to play in the process.

The UN Global Compact Network UK's Global Goals Programme aims to support businesses to better understand the Goals and embed them in everything they do. Our programme delivers a range of activities throughout the year, including:

The UN Global Compact has also developed a number of toolkits to support companies in implementing the Goals. These can be viewed on our SDG Tools and Resources page here.

We welcome suggestions if there is anything you would like to see us cover in our Global Goals Programme. Please contact Global Goals Programme Manager, Jessica Lobo.

Global Goals