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Making a positive contribution to the SDGs

There is an expectation that the private sector can and should play a significant role in promoting and supporting the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Comprising a universal set of targets, the delivery of the goals will create a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.

Focus areas

The Sustainable Development Goals

With our strong focus on sustainable development there is great potential for ICMM members to make an important and lasting contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

SDG1: No poverty

Supporting action to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

SDG2: Zero hunger

Supporting action to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

SDG3: Good health and wellbeing

Supporting action to ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all.

SDG4: Quality education

Supporting action to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

SDG5: Gender equality

Supporting action to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

SDG6: Clean water and sanitation

Supporting action to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

SDG7: Affordable and clean energy

Supporting action to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

SDG8: Decent work and economic growth

Supporting action to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

SDG9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Supporting action to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.

SDG10: Reduced inequalities

Supporting action to reduce inequality within and among countries.

SDG11: Sustainable cities and communities

Supporting action to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SDG12: Responsible consumption and production

Supporting action to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG13: Climate action

Supporting the taking of urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SDG14: Life below water

Supporting action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

SDG15: Life on land

Supporting action to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

SDG16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Supporting action to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

SDG17: Partnerships for the goals

Supporting action to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.