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Sustainable Development Goals

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 UN calls on everyone to do their part in achieving the goals: governments, individual citizens, and the private sector. RIVM is contributing to the majority of the global goals, but particularly to the seven 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

Safe, healthy and sufficient food for everyone.

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SDG 3 Good health and well-being

Sustainable Healthcare for all.

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SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation

Clean accessible water and sanitation for all.

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SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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SDG 13 Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

Strenghten the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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