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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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On September 25, 2015, 193 countries at the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals include ending poverty, hunger, and inequality, finding solutions to climate change, and improving access to quality healthcare and education for all. Each goal has a set of targets (169 in total) that are to be achieved by the year 2030. 

Here, at Charity Navigator, we rate the Financial Health, Accountability, and Transparency of over 8,000 charities. These charities work hard to meet the needs of the people they serve and many aim to eradicate the problems that plague our world today. In order to help individual donors contribute to the global effort of achieving the SDGs, we’ve curated this list* of highly-rated charities, working on a national and international scale, whose missions and programs speak to the various goals. By sorting the charities in this way, we hope to make it easier for donors to support the goals they feel most passionately about. 

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health And Well-Being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Water for Good, Inc.
three stars

Water For People
four stars

Water Mission
four stars

WaterAid America
three stars

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

four stars

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

three stars

United Nations Foundation
four stars

*This list highlights some 3 and 4-star organizations that work nationally and internationally. If a rated charity is not listed here it does not necessarily mean that it is not working within one or more of these goal areas. 

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