BRI4 SDGs Dialogue

"The five pillars of the Belt and Road – policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and people-to-people exchanges – are intrinsically linked to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals".

- António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General at the Opening Ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, China on 26 April, 2019

BRI4SDGs Dialogue is a platform for sharing knowledge and expertise on the interface between the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Please feel free to email us related information (academic articles, papers, news, weblinks, etc) to be published or linked on this page. Our objective is to catalyse policy dialogues on leveraging the development benefits of BRI towards realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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“While the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda are different in their nature and scope, both have sustainable development as the overarching objective. Both strive to create opportunities, global public goods and win-win cooperation. And both aim to deepen “connectivity” across countries and regions: connectivity in infrastructure, trade, finance, policies and, perhaps most important of all, among peoples. In order for the participating countries along the Belt and Road to fully benefit from the potential of enhanced connectivity, it is crucial to strengthen the links between the Initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals. Those 17 Goals can guide the policies and actions under the Belt and Road towards true sustainable development”. 

- UN Secretary General’s remarks at the opening of the Belt & Road Forum in Beijing, China on 14.05.2016



Identifying Development Dividends along the Belt and Road Initiative: Complementarities and Synergies between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals

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The new Silk Road and its potential for sustainable development: how open digital participation could make BRI a role model for sustainable businesses and markets

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

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