Core expertise

Our core expertise is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. CIFAL Flanders’ expertise further consists of the following UN declarations and principles:


Sustainable Development Goals

World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. If the Goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them.

Click the image below and read more about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Stay informed about all updates regarding the Sustainable Development Goals through the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

SDG Documents

United Nations Resolution on the 2030 Agenda

Official resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

View the Official text here.

View the public-friendly text here.

View the official Dutch translation here.


Getting started with the Sustainable Development Goals

This guide is a first and preliminary guide on how to “get started” with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to prepare SDG-based national development strategies.

View the full report here.


SDGs and the link with Human Rights

This document is an overview of the link between the SDGs and the related Human Rights by UNHR Office.

View the text here.


The Sustainable Development Goals: What local governments need to know.

The inclusion of the Urban Goal 11 to is, in large part, the fruit of the hard-fought campaign by local governments, their associations and the urban community. This reports shows the importance of the SDGs for local government.

View the full report here.


 Are the ‘developed’ countries ready?

This study examines how high-income countries are currently performing in this regard: Are the rich countries holding up their end of the global deal on sustainable development?

View the full report here.


SDG Compass: Linking the SDGs and GRI

The following document links the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the indicators in the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and Sector Disclosures.

View the full report here.


SDG Compass: the guide for business action on the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs.

View the full report here.


SDG Report Belgian NGOs

34 Belgian NGOs launched an SDG Report with a list of concrete policy recommendations for the Belgian federal and regional authorities on the achievement of the SDG’s.

View the full report here (only in Dutch).


SDG Barometer

More information to become partner can be found here.