SUSTAINABLE FUTURES - LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND
Our goal is to promote, discuss, develop and showcase architecture as a crucial tool to achieving the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We will share good solutions and ensure that the 17 Goals are inseparable and interlinked. We must start now, and we must include everyone. In this sense, the UIA World Congress of Architects in 2023 has already begun, and you are invited to join by sharing your best solutions.
HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE CONTRIBUTE TO THE UN 17 GOALS?
Architectural solutions are already here, everywhere, contributing to sustainable communities and quality of life. However, the built environment is also a part of the current challenges – a major consumer of energy and natural resources, and producer of waste. Architecture, in every scale from design to city planning and landscape, interacts with every Goal. Not just as future potential, but through existing designs, buildings, cities and landscapes all over the world.
The UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals define the challenges we need to address in order to achieve a sustainable future for all. The Goals provide reason for hope in addressing the global problems we face together – they acknowledge the complexity, they are interconnected and they apply to all. The Goals require us to come together at all levels and to leave no one behind.
- 01 No Poverty
- 02 Zero Hunger
- 03 Good Health Being
- 04 Quality Education
- 05 Gender Equality
- 06 Clean Water and Sanitation
- 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
- 08 Decent Work and Economic Growth
- 09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- 10 Reduced Inequalities
- 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
- 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
- 13 Climate Action
- 14 Life Below Water
- 15 Life on Land
- 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institution
- 17 Partnerships for the Goals