The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals to change the world for the better by 2030. In 2015, all 193 United Nations Member States agreed to these goals as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.
What are the SDGs?
The 17 SDGs are:
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovations and infrastructure
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Partnerships for the goals.
SDGs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency
We support the SDGs and offer development cooperation programmes and subsidies, which bring us one step closer to achieving the goals. Our programmes focus on food security, gender equality and climate action. Find out more about our focus themes on our development cooperation page.
Since 2015, we have supported many projects that contribute to the SDGs. Read inspiring stories about these projects and find out how you can get involved.
Do you have an idea for a project that contributes to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals? Consult our advisors; they are happy to help and offer advice.
Use our subsidies and programmes guide for financial support for your plans. Let us know who you are and what you are looking for, and we will give you a customised overview of the schemes available.