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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It was adopted at a special UN summit in New York, USA in 2015. The agenda is structured into 17 goals – the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, 169 targets and 232 indicators. Its successful implementation depends to a large extent – by 65 percent – on action by and with cities and local governments.

The original agenda can be downloaded here.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lies at the heart of the City WORKS toolkit and many of the tools are designed to help cities achieve the SDGs. You can find these tools at the bottom of this page. Additionally, an interactive online self-assessment tool has been developed to bring about and visualise an understanding of where a city stands in terms of localising the SDGs and achieving the respective underlying targets.


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Further References

Local 2030 – online platform for sharing tools, experiences, new solutions and guides to support SDG localisation.

KnowSDGs (Knowledge base for the Sustainable Development Goals) is a web platform that provides tools and organises knowledge on policies, indicators, methods and data to support the evidence-based implementation of the SDGs.

Learning tool from SDSN ( UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) – SDG Academy – creates and curates a wide range of free, open online courses and educational materials on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Learning tools of UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) – creation and dissemination of knowledge and resources for local and regional governments to achieve inclusive, resilient, and sustainable communities. Several facilitation guides (Learning Modules) for the localization of the SDGs and the Sendai Framework for DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction), built with a training-of-trainers approach, as well as self-paced e-learning modules: and