The Joint SDG Fund is seen by the Secretary-General as an essential part of the UNDS reform. Referred to as the “muscle” for Resident Coordinators and a new generation of United Nations Country Teams, the Secretary-General is counting on Member States to financially incentivize a scaled-up response to the Sustainable Development Goals at country level by promoting a whole of government approach and by supporting collaboration amongst UN agencies and other development partners.

Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres

Joint Programmes focused on Integrated Social Protection or SDG Finance
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Partners working together to support the Sustainable Development Goals
Innovative solutions tested to accelerate Agenda 2030

Integrated Social Protection

Leaving No One Behind

SDG Financing

Filling the gap and reorienting public and private investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Where we work

Joint SDG Fund supports countries in accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by integrating economic, social and environmental policies and applying multi-dimensional and cross-sectoral approach to complex social challenges. A broad range of partners have strategically invested in SDG acceleration that is tailored to different country context. Learn more about the implemented programmes through the UN country webpage.

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or any area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Strategic partnerships are critical for long-term success. Resources and networks are needed to accelerate the SDGs and get us closer to attaining the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.