(30 Nov 2021) The UN iLibrary is the digital source for reliable information published by the United Nations, with content in all six official UN languages and several more. The platform was recently re-launched and optimized, now featuring a simplified, accessible homepage with improved loading times for added flexibility and efficiency. One key addition is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) search tool, which filters the UN iLibrary’s vast offerings by each of the 17 SDGs.
A universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere, the SDGs were adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From SDG2: Zero Hunger to SDG13: Climate Action, these 17 Goals represent the UN’s priorities over the remaining ten years, called the Decade of Action, and provide an important contextualizing framework for all UN books, journals, and data.
To make the most of this key UN iLibrary feature, select ‘Browse by SDGs’ from the drop-down navigation menu and begin your search!
Alternatively, select an SDG goal icon from the ‘Overview’ section of any relevant title to load all content tagged with that SDG.
For example, you can navigate from one of our ‘Most read’ titles, The Essential UN, to the full content page of any one of its three tagged SDGs — SDG4: Quality Education, SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals.
Individual SDGs will return a plethora of search results. For example, SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions results in 86,391 publications, SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth in 28,501 publications, and SDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure results in 26,943 publications. Thus, to further customize your site navigation, run an ‘Advanced Search’. Here you can apply one or multiple SDG filters to view all content tagged with your chosen SDGs. For example, filtering by SDG5: Gender Equality and SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth will lead you to titles like Mainstreaming Gender in Free Trade Agreements.
To view hundreds of timely publications and improve your knowledge of the SDGs, sign up to the UN iLibrary for free today. To enable institution-wide access to UN Publications and experience the full benefits of the iLibrary, we welcome your subscription.