In 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations ratified seventeen sustainable development goals for the world. These goals aim to end poverty, combat inequality and protect our planet’s climate by 2030. The UNUnited Nations  calls on everyone to do their part in achieving the goals: governments, individual citizens, and the private sector.

RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment is contributing to the majority of the global goals, but particularly to the eight highlighted below. We play our part in many different ways: ranging from carrying out independent scientific research to supporting Healthy Schools and Healthy Neighbourhood initiatives, or managing the National Immunisation Programme. Committed as we are to health and health services for world citizens, our activities contribute to generating knowledge and integrating that knowledge in the areas of public health, the human environment, and the natural environment. This places us at the heart of a sustainable society, in the Netherlands and throughout the world.

SDG 2 Zero hunger

SDGSustainable Development Goal 2 Zero hunger

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

SDGSustainable Development Goal 3 Good health and well-being

SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation

SDGSustainable Development Goal 6 Clean water and sanitation

SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

SDGSustainable Development Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

SDGSustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production

SDG 13 Climate action

SDGSustainable Development Goal 13 Climate action

SDG 15 Restore ecosystems and preserve biodiversity

SDGSustainable Development Goal 15 Restore ecosystems and preserve biodiversity

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

SDGSustainable Development Goal 17 Partnerships for the goals

Sustainable Development Goals and RIVM

Sustainable Development Goals and RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment