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Sustainable Development Goals UNHQ Library: Resources

This research guide provides SDGs resources available for each goal at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York. While most resources are available through open access, electronic subscriptions are available to staff and delegates based at the UNHQ

About Sustainable Development Goals


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,  was unanimously adopted by the United Nations Member States in 2015, in resolution A/RES/70/1 titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action and global partnership by all countries to work on local and global strategies that will address all issues pertaining to sustainable development.   As stipulated in the resolution, the SDGs aim is to "stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet"

FAQs on SDGs

SDGs Taxonomy/Linked Data

SDGs Why It Matters