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  • 17 goals and 169 targets
  • Universal and inclusive
  • 2016-2030


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of the United Nations

2030 Agenda which is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity,

fostering peace and requiring partnership from all sectors.


In November 2015, a United Nations General Assembly resolution recognized

volunteering as a “powerful and cross-cutting means of implementation” for

the SDGs, and requested “Members States to give full consideration to the

plan of action to integrate volunteering into peace and development for the

next decade and beyond.”


How can volunteer organisations contribute to the SDGs?


In SDG 10 Reduced inequalities, volunteer organisations (VO) can enhance social cohesion

and foster active engagement of people in their communities, eradicating poverty is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.


In SDG 15 Life on land, VO can encourage volunteer initiatives to spread knowledge,

raise awareness and encourage recommended practices which supports the needs of present and future.


In SDG 16 Peace and Justice, VO can encourage volunteer initiatives to promote social development for a peaceful, just and inclusive societies.


Go further


UN Volunteers/ Sustainable Development Goals:

Information and guidance for volunteer organizations



“At home and across borders, volunteers are at the very heart of

sustainable development.[…]

Volunteerism connects people and transforms lives, so that no-one is left behind.”


Gill Greer, CEO, Volunteer Service Abroad.