As part of our commitment to the United Nations, Sigma encourages its members to better understand and help contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. They address many global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, and more.

Sustainable Development Goals 

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15. Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17. Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development public awareness about the purposes and activities of the UN and related issues of global concern.

You can make a difference, too!

Monthly SDG resources for individuals and chapters

Interested in incorporating the SDGs into your chapter programming? View monthly resources compiled by Sigma's United Nations youth representatives and liaisons. Each month, learn about fast facts, chapter event ideas, individual ideas, and sample social media messages for one of the SDGs. 

Inspiring ideas submitted by chapters  


Published article | Sigma's engagement with the SDGs 

Nursing and the sustainable development goals: Scaling up and measuring our impact during the decade of action 
By Patrick Chiu MPH, RN, CGNC, Janice Hawkins PhD, RN, CNS-BC, Kathleen Eviza MSN, RN-BC, Sarah E. Gray DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN