"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets were adopted by all Member States of the United Nations in September 2015. It officially came into effect on January 1st 2016 and is to be achieved by 2030. The 2030 Agenda applies to every country.
This Reference Guide for Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was created by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) to assist UN Country Teams in helping Member States with adapting the global SDGs to national contexts1. This updated version includes new tools and country examples of mainstreaming and guidance for countries affected by conflict and fragility. The UNDG is a consortium of 32 UN agencies created by the Secretary General in 1997 to improve the effectiveness of UN development activities at the country level. The Reference Guide is a product of the UNDG’s new MAPS approach for Mainstreaming-Acceleration-Policy Support. Under MAPS, UN agencies provide coordinated support to Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda."