The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are more critical today than ever.
These 17 interconnected goals offer a foundation for building a resilient, inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a recovery that ensures no one is left behind.
Since the global launch of the SDGs in 2015, American communities have been at the forefront of developing innovative and meaningful action to advance progress. From students to CEOs and city halls to state capitals, local leaders across sectors are embracing the SDGs as a framework to build sustainable, equitable societies where all people can thrive.
In support of these efforts, the UN Foundation and Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution are working with partners to foster collective action on the SDGs in new communities across the country.
This work aims to create a space where communities can share real-time insights and learn from one another, drawing on experience and expertise from SDG pioneers across the United States – including Hawaii, New York City, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh — to help all Americans make sustainable development a reality in their own communities.
We have four objectives:
Together with the Brookings Institution, we co-host an annual flagship event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly showcasing American leadership on the SDGs.
This UN Foundation-Brookings Institution event highlighted the U.S. cities, states, foundations, businesses, and universities that are at the forefront of driving progress on the SDGs.