What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals offer a joint agenda for the world, to secure a sustainable future for all. They provide a shared ‘to do’ list of 17 interlinked goals, to be achieved by 2030. They were agreed by 193 countries, at the United Nations General Assemby, in September 2015.
The goals cover issues that affect us all and their achievement requires action from actors across different sectors at all levels. The SDGs offer great challenges, but also great opportunities. It is essential that a critical mass of organizations and individuals know about these goals and are involved in joint action to work towards them.
What is the SDG Gateway?
The SDG Gateway is a ‘go to’ environment where Dutch SDG initiatives can be captured and found, and where actors from diverse sectors can connect and join forces to further the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.
The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda has gained great traction in The Netherlands; on top of the wide range of initiatives already contributing to a sustainable future, over 100 businesses, NGOs, knowledge institutes, (local)governments, foundations and financial institutions have signed the SDG Charter. As was flagged by many Charter members, there was no place for people, initiatives, and organizations to connect and to learn more about each other’s work.
The SDG Gateway offers you a way to reinforce your initiatives by connecting you – at home and abroad – to relevant partners, communities, citizens and funding opportunities.
The SDG Gateway is initiated by SDG Charter in cooperation with C-Change and built on Open Social.