New Zealand’s community priorities in the SDG context

Take a visual tour of how the SDGs apply to NZ.

We mapped our five community priorities, which we released leading up to the 2017 General Election, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are the United Nations’ latest development agenda. Different to the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs have more breath and most importantly are underpinned by these commitments:

  1. the idea that the SDGs are universal: accepted by all and applicable to all
  2. integrated and interdependent: progress can only be achieved if the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development are addressed in a holistic and balanced manner
  3. the focus on the poorest and most marginalised: At the heart of the goals is a commitment to ensure no one is left behind and that no goal is considered met unless met for all nations, peoples and groups in society
  4. focus on participation of stakeholders
  5. human rights approach

In 2017, we worked with the wider community sector to identify key community concerns and opportunities. We have now mapped these 5 community priorities to the SDGs to help visualise the importance of the SDGs to New Zealand.

NZ’s community priorities in the SDG context

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