The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was launched by a UN Summit in New York on 25-27 September 2015 and is aimed at ending poverty in all its forms. The UN 2030 Agenda envisages “a world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, equality and non-discrimination”. It is grounded in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and international human rights treaties and emphasises the responsibilities of all states to respect, protect and promote human rights. There is a strong emphasis on the empowerment of women and of vulnerable groups such as children, young people, persons with disabilities, older persons, refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

The Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and their 169 targets, aim at eradicating poverty in all forms and “seek to realize the human rights of all and achieve gender equality”.

The contribution of the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe contributes to achieving these goals through most of its sectors through work funded by the ordinary budget as well as with extra-budgetary contributions. SDG number 16 "Peace, justice and strong institutions" is particularly relevant for the Council of Europe, with virtually every sector of the Organisation being involved in achieving the goal.

The sustainable development agenda is particularly important for the Organisation’s development co-operation programmes. The Council of Europe’s new Project Management Methodology is also there to ensure that methods as well as substance of these programmes contribute to achieving the agenda, including through a human rights approach. Overall, the cooperation programmes carried out via the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes are currently worth €200 Million. For more information, see the Council of Europe's thematic page.

Overview of CoE contribution Overview of CoE contribution


 

Goal 1:
No poverty

Goal 3:
Good
health and
well-being

Goal 4:
Quality
education

Goal 5:
Gender
equality

Goal 8:
Decent
work
economic
growth

Goal 11:
Sustainable
cities
communities

Goal 13:
Climate
action

Goal 14:
Oceans,
seas
and marine
resources

Goal 15:
Life on land

Goal 16:
Peace,
justice and
strong
institutions

Goal 17:
Global
partnership
for
sustainable
development

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The European Court of Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner for Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality and human dignity - GREVIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antidiscrimination - National Minorities, Regional or Minority Languages

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social inclusion and respect for human rights : Migrants, RomaCoE Development Bank

 

 

 

 

Children's rights

 

 

 

Bioethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Social Charter

 

 

 

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE OF LAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independence and efficiency of justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prisons and police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common standards and policies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information society and internet governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrorism, corruption and organised crimeMONEYVAL GRETA - GRECO - Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (Pompidou Group)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport integrity and values - Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMOCRACY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Assembly

 

 

 

 

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education for Democracy - European Centre for Modern Languages-North South Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth for Democracy -European Youth Foundation -Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture, Nature and Heritage - Eurimages - Major and Technological Disasters - Cultural routes - Audiovisual Observatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB: The Court’s case law contributes to the progress towards many goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.