The United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals

The most effective way to consider the significant socio-economic impacts of the TAP project is to relate them directly to the United Nations’ historic Sustainable Development Goals which are familiar to the world: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

For the 11 countries across the Sahel region of North Africa, TAP supports and can specifically fulfil the SDG for CLEAN WATER & SANITATION. TAP also directly addresses two others: the goals of LIFE ON LAND and LIFE BELOW WATER.

In addition, TAP will have significant corollary impact on 12 more of the UN's SDGs, all briefly described within each goal linked below.

Clean Water & Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Zero Hunger

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

Life On Land

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

Quality Education

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

Good Health & Well-Being

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

Affordable & Clean Energy

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

Decent Work & Economic Growth

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

Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure

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

Sustainable Cities & Communities

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

Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Life Below Water

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