Realising the Pledge to Leave No One Behind

The Pledge to Leave No One Behind, enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, has the potential to spur unprecedented change for the world’s poorest and most excluded children. This potential will only be realised if the Pledge is put into action. Achieving the overarching ambition of the 2030 Agenda to end poverty in a generation is dependent on breathing life into the Pledge; the world’s children cannot afford an empty promise.

This briefing provides guidance to national governments and the international community on how they can take immediate action to implement the Pledge to Leave No One Behind. It sets out the implications of the Pledge for policy and practice, and outlines concrete steps that must be taken to bring the promise to life.

Published 2018-03-28