Sustainable Development

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.

 The Global Goals

WFUNA's work in sustainable development focuses on contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

WFUNA works to strengthen civil society engagement in implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to support UNAs in raising awareness about the SDGs and advocating for and engaging in SDG implementation at the national level. 


16+ Forum is a quarterly mechanism to engage Member States, civil society organizations, UN agencies and other stakeholders on issues related to the 'peaceful, just and inclusive societies’ theme of the 2030 Agenda. Launched in April 2016, the 16+ Forum is a knowledge-sharing platform for the community of interested actors around the world on Goal 16-related issues.

Mission Possible is WFUNA's flagship global citizenship education program, currently operating in schools in Armenia and India. Youth participants learn about the United Nations and the SDGs, while also learning project management skills. They then apply what they've learned to implement student-led projects in their own communties, working toward one of the SDGs. Projects from the first cohort of students addressed Goals 3, 4, 5, 6 and 12. Learn more about the program here

The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network is a broad network of civil society organizations that works to ensure open, inclusive, accountable and effective governance in the context of the 2030 Agenda. WFUNA is host to the TAP Network Secretariat and sits on its Steering Committee. 


High-Level Political Forum 2017
Dates: July 10-19, 2017
Theme: "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world"

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will be convened in 2017 under the auspices of ECOSOC. The set of SDGs to be reviewed this year are: Goal 1 - Poverty, Goal 2 - Hunger, Goal 3 - Health and Well-Being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, and Goal 17 - Partnerships.

See the list of countries that have volunteered for national review here.

"Save the Earth" Green Corps Exhibition
27 September through 6 October, 2016







WFUNA is partnering with Future Forest, UNCCD and the Korea Foundation to present the "Save the Earth" Green Corps Exhibition. The exhibit features art created to promote awareness of desertification and land degradation, highlighting the importance of Goal 15 of the SDGs. Learn more.

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