About the SDGs

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to:

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 the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.

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:

Cabinet Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) have responsibility for policy implementation.

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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.

If you have comments, feedback, or want to get involved with the Open SDG community please email opensdg@outlook.com or contact the Open SDG GitHub.

Answers to some specific questions about this website are included on our frequently asked questions page.

More information

To find out more about what the UK government is doing to support the delivery of the SDGs, see the report Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

To find out more about what you personally can do to help the UK meet the sustainable development goals, see this guide from the UN.

To compare country progress towards meeting the sustainable development goals, see the SDG index website. Note: This is a third party site that gathers data from a variety of sources and is not endorsed by ONS.

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