2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

​The Australian Government is committed to building a stable and prosperous world through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – at home and abroad.

The 2030 Agenda is a non-binding roadmap for global development agreed by all UN member states in 2015, and applies to both developed and developing countries.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a set of social, economic and environmental goals which involve government, the private sector and civil society.

Many of the department’s domestic and international activities, are already giving effect to the SDGs.

The department is the lead agency for two of the SDGs – SDG 2: zero hunger and SDG 6: clean water and sanitation.

The department and its’ stakeholders also have an interest in a range of targets and indicators across a number of other goals including: SDG 12 responsible consumption and production, which includes food waste and supply chain issues; SDG 13 climate action; SDG 14 life below water, which includes sustainable fisheries; SDG 15 life on land, which includes sustainable forestry management; and SDG 17 partnerships for the goals, which includes trade.

 Image showing The department and its’ stakeholders also have an interest in a range of targets and indicators across a number of other goals including: SDG 12 responsible consumption and production, which includes food waste and supply chain issues; SDG 13 climate action; SDG 14 life below water, which includes sustainable fisheries; SDG 15 life on land, which includes sustainable forestry management; and SDG 17 partnerships for the goals, which includes trade

Tracking success

Each UN member state will produce a Voluntary National Review (VNR) at least twice over the lifetime of the Agenda. The VNR will report on a country’s efforts and achievements against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Australia is presenting its first VNR at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2018.

View Australia’s 2018 Voluntary National Review.

Find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website or contact DAWR’s 2030Agenda team.​