Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in China

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in China

The Government of China and the UN System in China are embarking on a new cycle of cooperation as set-out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for the People’s Republic of China 2021-2025. The UNSDCF will help China meet and respond to the new opportunities and challenges presented by the country’s post-2020 development landscape, including building back better in the post-COVID-19 era and supporting China’s high-quality development. Informed by China's development needs and capacities, and the UN System's own comparative advantage and expertise, programming under the new UNSDCF will be strategically centred around three key priority areas: 1) People and Prosperity: Achieving Innovation-driven, Coordinated and Shared Development. Equitable and high-quality economic, social and human development for all throughout the life-course. 2) Planet: Achieving Green Development towards a more sustainable and resilient environment. 3) Partnerships: Through South-South cooperation and humanitarian cooperation, China makes greater contributions to SDG attainment and the principles of the 2030 Agenda, including leaving no one behind. Recognising the synergy between China's vision of high-quality development and the 2030 Agenda, these three Priority Areas will serve as the foundation for all of the UN System's work in and with China over the coming five years and will support China's high-quality development as well as providing the basis for cooperation with China in assisting other developing countries around the world in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals in China

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in China: