​The Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda

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How do standards support the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda?
The Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda cover several sectors that CEN and CENELEC are currently developing for European Standards.
About 12 different sectors have been noted specifically as areas of contribution, ranging between Clean Water Sanitation and Climate Action. From the 17 established goals, 12 are directly impacted by the development of a standard: 
SDG 3 Good Health and Well Being 
SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy 
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth 
SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 
SDG 10 Reduce Inequalities 
SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities 
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production 
SDG 13 Climate Action 
SDG 14 Life Below Water
SDG 15 Life on Land
SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals Life on Land 
More specific information about the production of standards and different types of standards that are available can also be found in our Work Programme. 
This information and resources can also be found on the UNECE's Portal on SDG and standards. Released on 14 October 2019 with the same date as World Standards Day

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CEN and CENELEC standards define good practice for Europe, representing the pan-European consensus of broad and representative stakeholder communities. These experts codify their knowledge through an independent, inclusive and transparent system.

The resulting standards, for voluntary use, reflect the current technological state of the art, are future-proofed, and integrate seamlessly with international standards.

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