The 2030 Agenda is the result of the most inclusive and expansive deliberation in human history. Bold, sweeping and ambitious, the17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all world leaders as essential facets of the sustainable future we want; of a world transformed for the benefit of all humanity. These goals are deeply intertwined – any action taken to achieve one can advance some others. This means an integrated policy approach is needed to achieve the SDGs – one that navigates the synergies and trade-offs in taking a certain line of action. Too much is at stake and transformation is a matter of utmost urgency.
Rooted in the 17 Goals, there are transformative entry points or – key transitions that can have catalytic and multiplier effects across the SDGs. This includes (1) food systems; (2) energy access and affordability; (3) digital connectivity; (4) education; (5) jobs and social protection; and (6) climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.
This brief from the UN Development Coordination Office outlines this integrated approach and the investment pathways to fulfill the 2030 Agenda.