VNR17 indicators

In 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 associated targets: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To measure the progress of Belgium towards the SDGs, the Interfederal Statistical Institute (website available in French and Dutch) selected a set of 34 indicators, i.e. two per goal. These indicators were first presented in the Belgian Voluntary National Review (VNR), submitted to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Other sustainable development indicators are gradually added to this set of 34 indicators.

In the Assessment of sustainable development indicators, the Federal Planning Bureau assesses for Belgium the trends of indicators towards the SDGs.



Goal 2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture


Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Goal 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Goal 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Goal 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all


Goal 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all


Goal 8

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

SDG 10

Goal 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG 11

Goal 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

SDG 12

Goal 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 13

Goal 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 14

Goal 14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

SDG 15

Goal 15

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG 16

Goal 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

SDG 17

Goal 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development