UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

The SDG framework (Sustainable Development Goals) was adopted in 2015 by 198 countries of the United Nations (UN) and is the operational part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The preamble of the 2030 Agenda (Paragraph 16) calls for integrated solutions and commits nations to a new approach to sustainable development, recognising that eradicating poverty and inequality, preserving the planet and creating sustained and inclusive economic growth are linked and interdependent. The word “pastoralist” is mentioned once in the SDGs, in connection with promoting sustainable agriculture. The term “rangeland” is not mentioned explicitly but is understood to be included in the term “ecosystems”. Read in the one-pager on the SDGs and the IYRP about how sustainable pastoralism on rangelands could help achieve the SDGs.

On 6 July 2021, the Government of Mongolia and the IYRP International Support Group host a side event at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on "Sustainable pastoralism and rangelands: impacts of COVID, and how not to leave them behind in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" - see press release below.

IYRP side event at HLPF, 6 July 2021, New York.