Transforming our world: implementing the 2030 agenda through Sustainable Development Goal indicators

Bandy X Lee, Finn Kjaerulf, Shannon Turner, Larry Cohen, Peter D Donnelly, Robert Muggah, Rachel Davis, Anna Realini, Berit Kieselbach, Lori Snyder MacGregor, Irvin Waller, Rebecca Gordon, Michele Moloney-Kitts, Grace Lee, James Gilligan

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The United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes violence as a threat to sustainability. To serve as a context, we provide an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to violence prevention by including a summary of key documents informing violence prevention efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) partners. After consultation with the United Nations (UN) Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDG), we select specific targets and indicators, featuring them in a summary table. Using the diverse expertise of the authors, we assign attributes that characterize the focus and nature of these indicators. We hope that this will serve as a preliminary framework for understanding these accountability metrics. We include a brief analysis of the target indicators and how they relate to promising practices in violence prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-31
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Public Health Policy
Issue numberSuppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2016


  • Capacity building/organization & administration
  • Child
  • Child abuse/prevention & control
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Global health
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Resilience, psychological
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Spouse abuse/prevention & control
  • United Nations
  • Violence/prevention & control
  • Women's rights
  • World Health Organization


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