The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

This series includes stories about these goals and sisters working to achieve them. 

Affirming the dignity of those forgotten, shunned, ignored

New book says prevailing national interests and need for reform hinder United Nations

Sisters at UN meeting on women emphasize human rights, local action

Year-end roundtable: A look back at 2018's challenges and signs of hope