The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, but include new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice.

The Pacific Community works with its partners in the region to develop clear guidelines and targets around achieving sustainable development in the Pacific.  The Pacific Community (SPC) Strategic Plan 2016-2020 outlines the Pacific vision for a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy and productive lives.

The commitments contained in the Sustainable Development Goals reflect many of our members’ national development priorities, in addition to myriad global and regional frameworks and multilateral agreements.

Through its secretariat, the Pacific Community provides multi-sectoral contributions to the achievement of its members’ development goals through:

  • Strengthening the sustainable management of natural resources
  • Helping Pacific people to reach their potential and live long and healthy lives
  • Improve pathways to international markets
  • Strengthen sustainable transport and energy security
  • Strengthen access to and use of development statistics in policy development and monitoring of progress
  • Improve multi-sectoral responses to climate change and disasters
  • Advance social development through the promotion of human rights, gender equality, cultural diversity (traditional knowledge and cultural practices) and opportunities for young people
  • Improve multi-sectoral responses to non-communicable diseases and food security
  • Strengthen regional public health surveillance and response
  • Improve education quality


Learn more about how SPC is achieving its mission aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals:

Click on individual boxes to take you to SPC stories around each SDG

E_SDG_Icons-01 E_SDG_Icons-02 E_SDG_Icons-03 E_SDG_Icons-04 E_SDG_Icons-05 E_SDG_Icons-06 E_SDG_Icons-07 E_SDG_Icons-08 E_SDG_Icons-09 E_SDG_Icons-10 E_SDG_Icons-11 E_SDG_Icons-12 E_SDG_Icons-13 E_SDG_Icons-14 E_SDG_Icons-15 E_SDG_Icons-16 E_SDG_Icons-17 E_SDG_Icons-18