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The road to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 after a lengthy and complex process spanning several years and involving many actors and sub-processes. Learn more below about milestones and key actors in this global process, and about the final negotiation phase.

  • Interactive timeline of the post-2015 process: click here
  • Key actors in the post-2015 process: click here
  • Intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 agenda: click here
  • 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Summit: click here