Transforming Our World: Implementing the 2030 Agenda Through Sustainable Development Goal Indicators Academic Article uri icon

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  • The United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes violence as a threat to sustainability. To serve as a context, we provide an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to violence prevention by including a summary of key documents informing violence prevention efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) partners. After consultation with the United Nations (UN) Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDG), we select specific targets and indicators, featuring them in a summary table. Using the diverse expertise of the authors, we assign attributes that characterize the focus and nature of these indicators. We hope that this will serve as a preliminary framework for understanding these accountability metrics. We include a brief analysis of the target indicators and how they relate to promising practices in violence prevention.


  • Lee, Bandy X
  • Kjaerulf, Finn
  • Turner, Shannon
  • Cohen, Larry
  • Donnelly, Peter
  • Muggah, Robert
  • Davis, Rachel
  • Realini, Anna
  • Kieselbach, Berit
  • MacGregor, Lori Snyder
  • Waller, Irvin
  • Gordon, Rebecca
  • Moloney-Kitts, Michele
  • Lee, Grace
  • Gilligan, James

publication date

  • September 2016