Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Sustainable Development Goals

Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals, the 17 SDGs include new priorities such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice. The goals are also interconnected. Success on one goal will often involve tackling issues commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work as a pragmatic partnership. They help to improve life for future generations in a sustainable way and provide clear guidelines and targets. All countries can adopt them in accordance with their own priorities and environmental challenges.

Sustainable Development Goals

Poverty eradication is at the heart of the 2030 agenda, and so is the commitment to leave no-one behind.

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner


BIO invests in private sector projects to structurally contribute to the socio-economic growth of host countries and their population.

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BIO ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, which are key to private sector development.

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The private sector plays a critical role in supporting and creating jobs in developing countries. By investing, BIO promotes full, productive employment, decent work, and economic growth for all.

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BIO's investments contribute to build resilient infra-structure. They promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. This is done, a.o., by increasing the access of SMEs to financial services and technology, and by integrating them into value chains and markets.

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BIO’s investments in microfinance institutions promote social and economic inclusion and reduce inequalities within and between countries. This is done, a.o., by ensuring a sustained income growth of the bottom 40% of the population.