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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer the most practical and effective pathway to tackle the causes of poverty, violent conflict, human rights abuses, climate change and environmental degradation. Learn more about how the United States is contributing to the SDGs.

Goal 1: No Poverty

The United States is redoubling efforts to reduce poverty to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

The United States contributed more than $7.2 billion—50% of the World Food Program’s budget—in 2022.

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Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

More than 688 million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have been provided by the United States worldwide.

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Goal 4: Quality Education

The United States helps refugee students pursue opportunities for a better life through financial support for UNHCR education programs.

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Goal 5: Gender Equality

The United States has doubled our foreign aid—a record $2.6 billion over one year—to promote gender equity and equality.

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Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Internationally since June 2022, the United States has provided 5.4 million people with water and 6.3 million people with sanitation.

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Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

The U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 unlocks new financing for clean energy projects.

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Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

The United States is an active participant in M-POWER, a global partnership to uphold and promote worker empowerment and rights.

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Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

The United States is working to bridge the digital divides through support for the International Telecommunication Union’s Partner2Connect initiative.

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Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

The United States directs resources to advance racial equity and justice for underserved communities at home and around the world.

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

The Cities Forward Initiative helps cities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States implement solutions that promote sustainability, inclusivity, and resilience in neighborhoods.

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Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

The United States launched the End Plastic Pollution International Collaborative to galvanize action on plastic pollution.

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Goal 13: Climate Action

The U.S. is investing in innovative resources and climate adaption tools, like early warning systems for hurricanes, extreme heat, drought, and other climate impacts.

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Goal 14: Life below Water

At the 2023 Our Ocean Conference, the United States announced initiatives valued at nearly $6 billion on sustainable fisheries, marine protected areas, pollution, maritime security, and other areas.

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Goal 15: Life on Land

The United States is a founding member of the Nature Crime Alliance, a global effort launched in 2023 to fight crimes that inflict destruction upon people and the planet.

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Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The United States is a proud supporter of UN peacekeeping, promoting stability and mitigating conflict for 75 years.

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Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

The United States is renewing and deepening its alliances and partnerships, and forging new ones.

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