Affiliations: Federal Statistical Office Germany, Wiesbaden, Germany
Corresponding author: Annette Pfeiffer, Federal Statistical Office of Germany, Head of Section, Supra- and international Coordination, Wiesbaden, Germany. Tel.: +49 611/75 4486; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract: The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, is a future programme to stimulate sustainable economic, social and environmental development all over the world. It contains 17 goals and 169 targets that aim to fundamentally improve the living conditions of present and future generations and to protect the planet. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) do not only create new challenges for policy-makers but also give international official statistics an unprecedented role. This article identifies the “tasks” assigned to national and global official statistics. It also illustrates the degree of commitment to evidence-based policy-making that the community of states has made in the Agenda.