The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to:
protect the planet
improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere
The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ONS’ role in the SDGs
The Office For National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised National Statistical Institute (NSI).
In this role, we are coordinating and reporting on the global SDG indicators for the UK. This fulfils the mandate placed on all countries by the United Nations General Assembly.
As one of the world leaders in providing data for the SDG indicators our aims include:
supporting colleagues across the world develop capability
collaborating and coordinating with topic leads across the Government Statistical Service and beyond
reporting UK SDG data
shining a light on who is being ‘left behind’ - so policy makers can take action
promoting the SDG-related work we do
Cabinet Office and the Department for International Development (DfID) have responsibility for policy implementation.
About this site
This site is based on the open source Open SDG platform. The Open SDG platform is the result of collaboration between the:
Other countries or organisations wishing to reuse the Open SDG reporting platform are welcome to do so for free. The Open SDG Quick Start Guide gives technical instructions on the quickest way to get a copy of the Open SDG platform up and running.
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