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SDG Guide: Getting Started with the SDGs

Guidance and systemization of experiences

This interactive guide site is a first and preliminary guide on how to “get started” with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to help stakeholders, including governments at all levels (national, regional, and local), to understand the SDG Agenda, to start an inclusive dialogue on SDG implementation, and to prepare SDG-based national development strategies (or align existing plans and strategies with the goals). It draws upon lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and proposes guiding principles to help countries navigate the SDG Agenda. The guide reflects the universality of the SDG Agenda by recognizing countries’ different starting points.

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Video animation - learning about SDG16

Available in English

SDG 16 is about peaceful and inclusive societies. This goal calls on local governments to become even more responsive to the communities, making sure no group is excluded. In an increasingly urbanizi...

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCL...

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Sustainability Strategy for North Rhine-Westphalia

Available in English

„Act now—working together towards sustainable development in NRW“ The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) advocates a successful, equitable and future-oriented development in social, e...

Developed by Ministry for Climate Protection, Environ...

Posted by Judith Schwethelm

Case studies and best practices

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