New Zealand
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDSN / the Bertelsmann Stiftung

SDG Index and Dashboards Report

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG Index New Zealand

Rank: 11 (of 162 countries)
Score: 79.5


Human Development Index (HDI) | Human Development Report

Rank: 16
Index: 0.917

High-level Political Forum, United Nations

Voluntary National Review 2019

New Zealand .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
New Zealand has prepared its first report on progress towards the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

New Zealand is committed to playing its part at home and abroad to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He waka eke noa – ‘we are all in this together’ – is a Māori proverb and the title to our first VNR reflecting the government’s policy of ‘leaving no one behind’.

New Zealand’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) covers all 17 SDGs with a focus on how we deliver outcomes most relevant to New Zealand. The VNR outlines New Zealand’s approach to the SDGs and reflects our commitment to productive, sustainable and inclusive economic development. The report highlights challenges as well as successes, and identifies areas where further work is needed.