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Geneva's Expertise on the SDGs - "SDG mapping"

Tool to strengthen synergies and improve coordination to support Member States in achieving the SDGs

The UN Office at Geneva has mapped out the expertise on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) found across international organizations, NGOs and other institutions based in Geneva. This has been envisioned as a tool to help strengthen synergies, improve coordination to support countries achieve the SDG and provide Member States an overview of “who is doing what and where”. Over 75 organizations participated in the initial mapping exercise.

For each goal, they assessed their expertise in terms of:

  • Norms and standard setting
  • Legal framework and support
  • Capacity building and training
  • Coordination
  • Research and collection of data
  • Policy formulation
  • Outreach, advocacy and communication
  • Data analysis, harmonization and statistics
  • Operations in the field

It should be noted that this mapping reflects a self-assessment from each organization, so criteria are not strictly uniform. All partner organizations of the Perception Change Project (PCP) were invited to join this initial collective effort.

The PCP is working on a second edition of SDG mapping and has shared an online survey with partners across international Geneva. The upcoming set of infographics will include not only additional submissions, but also more details to help organizations connect and identify synergies more precisely. Financing has been added as an additional type expertise, and you can add it to your survey response by following this link:

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Geographical coverage: 

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

07. affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

09. industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14. life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15. life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Key data

Key data