1. A Look at the Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten.

2. Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs

An end to poverty, hunger and inequality worldwide. That and more is the ambitious agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by 193 countries at the United Nations in September 2015.

3. Sustainable Development Goals

Learn about what are the SDGs and how do they differ from the Millennium Development Goals or the MDGs.

4. The Sustainable Development Goals – Action Towards 2030 (CAFOD and SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as part of Agenda 2030. They are  transformational in the way the world fights extreme poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change.

5. Localizing the SDGs

The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development outlines a new plan of action to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and achieve sustainable prosperity for all. To do so, it defines an ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the SDGs – and 169 related targets to be reached by 2030. But how to ensure that all SDGs reach the territories and no one is left behind?

6. The World We Want

The Sustainable Development Goals.

7. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

United Nations: In 2015, 193 United Nations member countries adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change. Now, at the dawn of 2016, we’re presented with an unprecedented opportunity to bring the world together to improve the lives of people everywhere through the 17 #GlobalGoals to improve our world.

8. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explained

Short presentation explaining the Sustainable Development Goals and why 2015 is an important year.



The EvalPartners Global Evaluation Forum II was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 23 and 24 November 2015 in the context of the Global Evaluation Week, to further clarify the “what” and “how” of the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020 “EvalAgenda2020”). Over 130 participants from VOPEs, national governments, parliaments, civil society organizations, young & emerging evaluators, UN agencies and funders met first to review, discuss, and endorse the draft EvalAgenda2020, then to plan concrete steps to strengthen (a) the enabling environment, (b) institutional capacities, and (c) individual capabilities for evaluation, plus (d) the interlinkages among these three components.

In these two videos, Dorothy Lucks and Florence Etta talk about EvalSDGs, focusing on the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

2. Evaluation can help us achieve greater gender equality in a new development agenda. Here’s how.

We’ve done this before, setting global development targets with the Millennium Development Goals. But the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are different. This time, they took shape through a participatory process, committing both developed and developing countries alike. The SDGs also adopted a robust follow-up and review framework based on country-led evaluations, and most importantly, they pledge that no one is left behind. Human rights, social justice and gender equality approaches are at the forefront of the Global Evaluation Agenda. Evaluation, and in particular gender-responsive evaluation, has a critical role to play in ensuring the inclusion of those traditionally marginalized and discriminated against. In this vein, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office is working to strengthen gender-responsive evaluation within the UN System and at the national level.

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