Sustainable development goals resources

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

IFLA have produced a report on the role of libraries in contributing to the delivery of the goals. Access and opportunity for all: How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 agenda.

CILIP and the SDGs - a timeline

August 2014

CILIP becomes a signatory of The Lyon Declaration – A document drawn up by IFLA [International Federation of Library Associations] which calls upon Member States of the UN to: Make an international commitment to use the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information that is necessary to promote sustainable development and democratic societies.

May 2015

Libraries and information services: The post 2015 Development Agenda A CILIP briefing paper for the Department for international Development

June 2015

Publication of the International Development Committee report UK implementation of the SDGs – This report raised concerns about insufficient progress towards domestic implementation and lack of engagement by government departments

Publication of IFLA’s Access and Opportunity for all: How libraries contribute to the UN 2030 agenda

September 2015

CILIP responds to the International Development Committee’s consultationThe Sustainable Development Goals

April 2016

UKSSD (UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development) is set up. An open multi-stakeholder platform that supports public, private and voluntary organisations working towards sustainable development in the UK.

September 2016

CILIP responds to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Inquiry into Sustainable Development Goals in the UK