In September 2015, world leaders unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) officially came into effect on 1 January 2016 and provide a shared blueprint to address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, climate change and peace and justice. UNRWA is making a direct contribution to many of these goals across all five of its fields of operation so that Palestine refugees are not left behind.
The Agency’s commitment to the SDGs is also reflected in the Agency’s 2016 – 2021 Medium Term Strategy. Like the SDGs, the UNRWA MTS recognizes that advancing human development for Palestine refugees requires a multi-dimensional approach involving poverty alleviation, respect for human rights, access to quality health and educational services and reductions in inequality and economic growth.
Click on the icons below to see how UNRWA is advancing the 2030 agenda for Palestine refugees. Data on UNRWA services is drawn from the Agency’s 2018 Annual Operational Report.