The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were adopted by all the world’s governments at the United Nations in 2015. Their purpose is to guide global development until the year 2030.

17Goals was created by an independent global partnership of organizations and experts in a dozen countries. The partnership closed, but this website is maintained as a resource.

The mission was to help everyone, everywhere learn about the SDGs, and equip them with tools and inspiration to take action. That mission is still valid.

Here you’ll find free tools and educational resources in a searchable database. There is even a music video about the SDGs, complete with study guide. And karaoke versions.

If you do not know much about the SDGs or “Global Goals for Sustainable Development”, keep reading. Read the archive of our news service. Whatever you do, keep learning. And take action.

What are the SDGs?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were an enormous diplomatic breakthrough, and they created an equally enormous opportunity for engagement for every organization and person on earth

The SDGs, adopted by all the world’s nations, cover nearly every aspect of our future — for our planet, and for humankind. They concern all people, all countries, and all parts of society. There are 17 goals in total, and they aim for nothing less than a transformation of global civilization.
We only have until 2030 to achieve them. And this is going to require the engagement and participation of many millions of people. That’s why we’ve created 17Goals — to do our part, and help you do yours. Let this platform serve as your springboard for transformation. 
Learn about the 17 Goals  Learn the SDG Song

Who was behind 17 Goals?

17Goals was a global partnership of sustainability organizations and experts, registered with the United Nations. The web platform was hosted by the AtKisson Group, a consulting service for sustainability that operated betwee 1992 and 2018 (when founder and CEO transitioned into a civil service position in Sweden).

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the 17Goals partnership, write to info@17Goals.org.

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