We are supporting South Africa in bringing about a socially just energy transition, creating employment opportunities in the Palestinian territories and implementing sustainability standards in Bangladesh’s textile factories. All of these projects are doing their part to help achieve the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In September 2015, all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda. It calls for nothing less than the transformation of our world. Its aim is to reconcile global economic progress with social justice and the conservation of natural resources. And no one is to be left behind.
The 2030 Agenda is an important benchmark for GIZ. It is an integral part of the planning, implementation and monitoring of all new projects. Learn about how our projects work towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in the section ‘Working effectively’.
In 2023, we will be conducting a mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda. But it is already clear that considerable progress has been made. On the other hand, multiple crises over the last few years, including COVID-19, violent conflicts and climate change, are slowing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda around the globe. We strive every day to achieve the goals, and will continue to do so with determination, alongside our national and international partners. Five principles guide our actions.