SDG Charter Signatory

UNICEF Netherlands

For every child

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The Hague

The Sustainable Development Goals embody our highest aspirations for a better world – and reflect our greatest responsibility as a global community: To provide children and young people today with the services, skills and opportunities they need tomorrow to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their societies. This understanding – that a sustainable future depends on how we meet the needs of children and young people today – is at the core of the SDGs, which include 44 child-related indicators integrated throughout the 17 goals. For millions of children, the extent to which the world delivers on the SDG promise will determine the course of their lives – affecting their chances of surviving their early years, growing and thriving physically, learning and developing their minds to their full potential, and participating actively in their communities and the wider world. And children’s lives determine the future of this planet. The SDGs address a full range of issues relating to children’s rights and welfare, amounting to a strong expression of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. And their explicit aim to leave no one behind raises the stakes: In making and measuring progress towards the SDGs, every child counts.