In September 2015, world leaders signed up to a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations (UN).

The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, frame a global commitment to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and address climate change.

As our history demonstrates, International Service has a close working relationship with the United Nations Association UK, as well as the UN itself. Our work is aligned with the development approaches set out by the UN and we have chosen six of the Global Goals as our focus, using them to demonstrate our contribution to addressing global challenges:


Global Goal 1: No Poverty

To end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Global Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Global Goal 4: Quality Education

To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Global Goal 5: Gender Equality

To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Global Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

To promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Global Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

To reduce inequality within and among countries.

For more information about the SDGs and global progress towards them, click here