Environmental Key Areas

Geneva is a global hub for international environmental governance with more than 100 organizations committed to environmental priorities in the following key areas: Chemicals and Pollution, Climate, Digital Cooperation, Eco-Humanitarian, Green Economy, Human Rights and Environment, Nature, and Science.

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a shared platform for peace, security, development and protection both of peoples and of the natural world. It was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.

At the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 urgent calls for action to all countries in a global partnership. The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and foster economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

As a major operational hub of the international system, Geneva brings together many actors playing a key role in the implementation of the SDGs. It regroups over 50 United Nations bodies, 110 international entities, over 400 NGOs and over 250 Permanent Missions and delegations, to form a network with a unique expertise across the SDGs. Even if each organization has a specific purpose, they all work in synergy towards the creation of a better world that the SDGs aim to achieve. Their cooperation has led Geneva to become a real hub of experts when it comes to sustainable development.