"The UN Global Goals offer a vision of the world that I believe people in Scotland share.

The national and international dimensions to poverty and inequality are interlinked. Scotland cannot act with credibility overseas, if we are blind to inequality here at home. And our ambitions for a fairer Scotland are undermined, without global action to tackle poverty, promote prosperity and to tackle climate change."

The First Minister committed Scotland to the Global Goals in July 2015.
(First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking at NIDOS Conference November 2015)


The United Nations has set a series of Sustainable Development Goals. These are ‘global goals’ and targets that are part of an internationally agreed performance framework. All countries are aiming to achieve these goals by 2030.


How Scotland can meet these goals

The National Performance Framework is part of Scotland’s efforts to meet these goals. The framework has mapped the 17 goals onto its national outcomes.


This means that Scotland can meet these goals by meeting its national outcomes.