Expenses by SDG

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges the modern world faces, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

Standard V. Sustainable Development Goals - introduces a common UN methodology and format for tracking the contribution of UN Activities to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The standard defines the manner in which UN financial information must be reported against the 17 SDGs and the 169 SDG targets, as well as provides guidance for the allocation of expenses. This standard is also meant to ensure that UN entities will report in a similar manner on their support to the SDGs to IATI and OECD-DAC.

Standard V is consistent with the UN official Sustainable Development Goals Taxonomy, a system of Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) for Sustainable Development Goals and related Targets and Indicators. The taxonomy is part of the United Nations' platform for linked data services.

There is a transitionary period for full implementation of this standard until 31 December 2021, reporting under this standard will be mandatory for all organizations in 2022. This page only includes the entities that reported expenses by SDG in 2018 and 2019.

Notes to the Financial Statistics pages 

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SDG Expenses by Entity

Total Expenses by SDG



All values are in USD.

Entity Amount % of total