UN Agenda 2030's Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.


How does the Flemisch Government implements the SDGs?
On a pathway to realize its 2050 Vision it sets goals for 2030 in the document Focus 2030. 

(find the full documents on the right hand side)

What is the Flemish Government doing for the SDGs? (in Dutch)
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Klik telkens op het icoon voor meer info. Overigens zijn de daar vermelde Vizier 2030-doelstellingen slechts ontwerpversies.
Focus 2030: a 2030 objectives framework for Flanders
Vision 2050: a long-term strategy for Flanders

Download the short version: pdf bestandVision_2050.pdf (4.73 MB)

See the full document here.

OECD Programme 'A territorial approach to the SDGs'

Flanders is a pilot in the OECD Programme that emphasizes the role of cities and regions to reach the SDGs or to leav no-one behind. A role that can't be underestimated since 65% of SDG targets need action by these types of local authorities.

Between the 26th and the 29th of November 2018 a Fact Finding Mission was organised in Flanders, as a part of this OECD Programme. The purpose of it was to collect information on how Flanders and its stakeholders implement the Agenda 2030 on sustainable development and how Flanders involves its stakeholders in its policy making.

Read more on this event.

Read more on the programme.

UN Resolution

UN Resolution 'Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.was approved on the 25th of September 2015 by 193 member states.

The resolution comprises a vison on 2030 and the goals the world has to reach in 2030. They are called the global goals. it was the first thime that a resolution was adopted on so many differten aspects. Therefore this is a very important policital momentum in the history of the UN.

List of the targets (English and Dutch)


xlsx bestandSDGs_targets_nl-en.xlsx (53 kB)


Ine Baetens blogged at the HLPF in New York (in Dutch).

High-Level Forum