A universal agenda for a sustainable future

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an integrated framework based on historical international agreement. Achieving this universal agenda presents not only challenges but also opportunities for all countries, including OECD Members, to work towards a more sustainable future for all generations, present and future.  

The OECD's contribution to the SDGs

The OECD has a wide range of existing data, policy tools, and dialogue platforms, which can be put to the benefit of countries, as they develop national strategies for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

As a long-standing partner with the UN, the OECD is supporting its Members and Partners as they work to achieve this ambitious Agenda. It is adapting its expertise by applying a “SDG lens” to its multi-disciplinary and sectoral work, and has adopted a strategic response to the SDGs, in the form of an Action Plan. 

2020 Meeting of the OECD Council and Partners on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

30 March 2020, OECD Conference Centre Room CC 12

On 30 March 2020, the Secretary-General will chair the annual Meeting of the Members of the OECD Council and Partners on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting, which will take place at OECD Headquarters in Paris, brings together over 65 governments from the OECD and its partner countries, as well as international organisations, to share national experiences in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The meeting will be opened by H.E. Munir Akram, Vice President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Under the overall theme of “Meeting the Challenge of Financing the SDGs: Upscaling, Aligning and Measuring Domestic Resources”, senior officials will lead discussions on the following topics:

  • Designing SDG responsive tax systems: achieving sustainability and inclusiveness outcomes

  • Connecting the dots - making strategic use of the budget process and public procurement to accelerate progress on the SDGs

  • Strengthening international cooperation to fight against Illicit Financial Flows and increase available resources to fund the 2030 Agenda

This meeting complements and contributes to key United Nations processes on the SDGs, including preparations for the High-Level Political Forum to be held in New York in July 2020. To learn more about OECD-UN relations, read here.

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