United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) Index



In September 2015, 193 countries came together and agreed to take on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) – a framework of 17 goals aimed at reducing poverty, protecting our planet and ensuring prosperity for all. These goals call upon all of us to do our part to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.

AT&T's purpose, to create connection  – with each other, with what people need to thrive in their everyday lives and with the stories and experiences that matter, is aligned with the UNSDGs.  

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To learn more about how our work is supporting many of the UNSDGs, please see the resources below:



Sustainable Development Goal

Most Relevant SDG Targets

Reference Links

UNSDG #3: Good Health and Well Being

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

3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

See our Responsible Use of Products & Services issue brief and our It Can Wait and Puede Esperar websites.

UNSDG #4: Quality Education

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

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

See our Building Digital Skills and Our Workforce issue briefs as well as the AT&T Education & Skills Building and ESCUELA+ websites.

UNSDG #5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

5.B Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular ICT, to promote the empowerment of women.

See our Building Digital Skills; Human Rights; Media Pluralism, Ethics & Journalistic Integrity; Our Workforce and Responsible Marketing issue briefs as well as the AT&T Diversity & Inclusion website.

UNSDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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

8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavor to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production with developed countries taking the lead.

8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.

See our Accessibility & Affordability; Building Digital Skills; Community Engagement; Environment, Health & Safety Compliance; Human Rights; Our Workforce and Responsible Supply Chain issue briefs as well as our AT&T Education & Skills Building, IoT for Good , Carbon Reduction Goal, and Carbon Neutral websites.

UNSDG #9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

See our Accessibility & Affordability, Climate Change, Network Quality & Reliability and Technology Innovation issue briefs as well as our Carbon Reduction Goal and Carbon Neutral websites.

UNSDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

See our Climate Change, Community Engagement and Technology Innovation issue briefs as well as our Smart Cities initiative.

UNSDG #13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

See our Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Management issue briefs as well as our Carbon Reduction Goal website.

UNSDG #16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

16.B Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.

See our Safeguarding Children, Human Rights, Our Corporate Governance , Responsible Supply Chain, Our Workforce and Media Pluralism, Ethics & Journalistic Integrity issue briefs as well as our Human Rights Policy, AT&T Ethics & Compliance website, AT&T Code of Business Conduct, WarnerMedia Standards of Business Conduct and our AT&T Principles of Conduct for Suppliers.

UNSDG #17: Partnerships for the Goals

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

17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

See our Climate Change, Human Rights and Responsible Supply Chain issue briefs.