The 2030 Agenda forms the overarching framework for our action.

The international community has put in place a new reference framework for global sustainable development in the form of the 2030 Agenda. GIZ’s orientation towards international cooperation for sustainable development means the company is closely aligned with the 2030 Agenda and is helping to achieve its goals. In so doing, GIZ as a German federal enterprise will be helping to realise its implementation by different federal ministries. The German Government positioned itself as a pioneer with regard to implementation of the 2030 Agenda at a very early stage. It considers it as a comprehensive new political guideline for the German National Sustainable Development Strategy and for the orientation of development cooperation. GIZ has therefore adjusted its internal processes, revised its services and developed its advisory approaches in line with the 2030 Agenda and its implementation principles. GIZ has given high priority to the 2030 Agenda in its Corporate Strategy 2017-2019 and in the Annual Objectives by including it in a number of top-level measures. The 2030 Agenda therefore constitutes the basis and guiding principle for GIZ’s contribution to sustainable development.

In accordance with the 2030 Agenda, our corporate vision is: We work to shape a future worth living around the world.

“I realize that we have to change…Do we really have transformative projects? Do they really contribute to the change that is needed?”

-- Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ on 27 October 2017

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