The Ocean Conference, UN, New York, 5-. The Ocean Conference Follow-up. Global Sustainable Development Report 2019 - for inputs - Deadline Extended. High-level Panel on Water. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim announced .As the lead UN developmentcy, UNDP is uniquely placed to help implement the Goals through our work in some 170 countries and territories. Our strategic plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality..The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. The broad goals are interrelated though each has its own targets to achieve. The total number of targets is 169. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues. These include poverty .