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Sustainable Development Goals


Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They address global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

The implementation of Article 20 of the WHO FCTC relates directly to two targets and progress indicators under the Goal 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”:

Sustainable development goals

  • Target 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
    • Indicator 3.4.1 Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease
  • Target 3.A Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.
    • Indicator 3.A.1 Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older

The indicators belong to a global indicator framework that has been developed to monitor the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a voluntary and country-led endeavour, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 6 July 2017.

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) has also launched an “E-Handbook on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators” in collaboration with the custodian agencies for each indicator. It is targeted towards national statisticians to enable them to monitor progress that is being made in the implementation of the SDGs based on data produced by national statistical systems.

Advances in the SDG monitoring are also specifically addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018.