Children are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development charts an ambitious course for the coming decade and beyond. Understanding the situation of children in relation to the SDGs is crucial both for the wellbeing of children and for reaching the targets of the global goals. While there is no goal that exclusively addresses the needs of children, most SDG goals and targets are either directly or indirectly related to children. The world cannot and will not reach most goals unless the specific needs of children are monitored and addressed throughout the course of the 2030 Agenda.