The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
To mark the second annual UNESCO World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development on 4 March 2021, the Royal Academy of Engineering launched a new series of video resources showcasing the vital role that engineers play in addressing each and every one of the SDGs. Explore the videos via the SDG icons below.