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The 2030 Agenda as a compass

The international community has set itself ambitious targets for sustainable development. Germany and its partners are doing their part to bring about change.
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As the second-largest donor for official development cooperation and as an active advocate of global partnerships, Germany plays an important role in global development. A benchmark for global development over the coming years is the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which was agreed upon by the United Nations United Nations The United Nations (UN) has a key role to play in the international system. Germany has been a UN member since 1973. Since joining, Germany has taken on more and more responsibility and is now one of the largest donors and supporters of the United Nations. For example, Germany is the second largest… Read more › General Assembly in 2015. The core of the 2030 Agenda is the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and implementation of the Agenda is a way to lay the foundations for global economic progress in harmony with social justice and in line with the Earth’s ecological limitations. Germany has consistently achieved the UN target of investing at least 0.7% of GDP in development activities. Support for projects in partner countries is provided by GIZ (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), the KfW banking group and other organisations.

Global campaign for food security

The war against hunger remains a key challenge. Every year, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development invests around 2 billion euros in global food security and agricultural development. Promoting small-scale agriculture in Africa is a key focus of this work. Germany is also the second-largest state donor to the World Food Programme (WFP).