Sustainable Development Goals

What are the SDGs?

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.

The 17 goals are interdependent, and every organization and individual has a role to play in order to achieve them.

AFF’s direct contribution to the SDGs as an organization:

SDG 8: Through its youth coalition initiative, AFF has a direct impact on creating employment and economic growth.

SDG 13: AFF’s involvement in COP26 and planned activities during COP27 by convening the civil society on the sideline and feeding into the F20 and G20.

SDG 16: Through its data projects and research, AFF calls for stronger governance and stronger institutions within its ecosystem.

SDG 17: Through its networking strategic objective, AFF encourages collaboration and partnerships between its members and beyond to achieve the general goals.

Members contribution to the SDGs through

Members focus on the implementation of various SDGs through their programs and activities, whether local or regional. At the same time, AFF provides the necessary data to its members through a survey to encourage collaboration and partnerships to achieve the SDGs in areas of common interest. For more information about the individual members, please visit the Members page.

The below graph indicates the percentage of AFF members focusing on which SDGs:

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