Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in Somalia

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Somalia

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. The UN's contribution to the realization of the SDGs in Somalia is outlined in the UN Strategic Framework 2017-2020 (UNSF). Realizing the importance of envisioning a longer-term development perspective for Somalia, every effort was made to align the UNSF and its associated results framework with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its associated SDGs. As noted by the Secretary General, “While it is important to plan for the next political cycle, the UN should also consider a longer-term perspective to strengthen resilience in Somalia, linked to the 2030 Agenda”.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Somalia

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Somalia: