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 India, and soon to be launched in Armenia. 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 2016 - Follow-up and Review of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
Date: 11-20 July 2016
Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City

This will be the first High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The session will include voluntary reviews of 22 countries and thematic reviews of progress on the SDGs, including cross-cutting issues. See the program.

Read the Secretary-General's report on progress toward the SDGs.

For more information, visit the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

Registration is available for ECOSOC-accredited organizations:

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