The Joint SDG Fund is seen by the Secretary-General as an essential part of the reform of the UNDS. The Secretary-General referred, in his December 2017 report, to the Joint SDG Fund as the “muscle” for Resident Coordinators and a new generation of United Nations Country Teams to help countries to deliver the SDGs.

Through the Joint SDG Fund, the Secretary-General is counting on Member States to financially incentivize a scaled-up response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at country level by promoting a whole of government approach and by supporting collaboration amongst UN agencies and other development partners.

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The Joint SDG Fund supports countries to accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to deliver on the commitment of the 2030 Agenda.

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The Joint SDG Fund will incentivize countries to draw on cutting edge expertise and innovation from across the United Nations development system and a broad range of partners to strategically invest in SDG acceleration that is tailored to different country contexts.


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.