Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form an international development agenda agreed by more than 190 United Nations member states. The seventeen goals came into force on 1 January 2016 and shape global efforts to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030.
War Child contributes towards the SDGs through the development of our programme strategy. Our education programming supports children to access - and complete - quality education pathways. Our child protection efforts serve to support and strengthen public structures designed to protect children from harm.
Our psychosocial support interventions contribute to the improved wellbeing of children, youth and their caregivers. Our efforts to increase access to livelihoods opportunities for youth make a small contribution towards combating poverty.
The specific SDGs of particular significance to our work are outlined below - together with our contribution to each goal over the course of the year. This contribution is measured as the percentage of War Child’s total number of projects that work towards each specific goal.
Number of War Child projects contributing to SDG Goal in 2018
Number of projects contributing to SDG as a percentage of total number of projects
Good Health and Wellbeing
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals