Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in United Arab Emirates

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in United Arab Emirates

Building a more sustainable future for all by 2030 through advancing the SDGs remains the focus of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the UAE, with emphasis on leveraging capacities and expertise, to introducing innovative solutions to persistent development challenges in the UAE, and around the world. This role has become more pressing given the impact of the pandemic in reversing hard-won development gains around the world, and redoubling efforts to countering climate change, conflict and instability, and inequitable economic growth. In supporting the implementation of the SDGs, the UN works with a variety of government partners and national counterparts across the UAE, with programming taking place with several Ministries such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and UAE AID; The Food and Water Security Office, Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth. Other active engagements include with the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the General Women’s Union, the Municipality of Dubai, as well as several Universities and research centers as well as the Private Sector through the Global Compact Local Network for the UAE.

The Sustainable Development Goals in United Arab Emirates

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 the United Arab Emirates: