The Oslo Manifesto is about energizing a movement of designers, architects and creative professionals to embrace the SDGs as design standards for a new sustainable world.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover nearly every aspect of our future — for our planet, and for humankind. They concern all people, all countries, and all parts of society. There are 17 in total, and they amount to nothing less than a complete transformation of global civilization.

And the deadline? The year 2030.

But the ideas, solutions, buildings, and things created by designers, architects, and creative professionals like you will last far longer than any deadline. They will continue to impact and transform our world, its systems, and people for years and generations to come. 

That’s why the role you play is so critically important. The design decisions you make have the power to not only help us achieve these goals, but to lead us into the sustainable future far beyond them.

The Oslo Manifesto embraces the SDGs as the ultimate design brief, and translates each goal into a simple design question that you can use to guide your work.

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What does SDG-aligned design look like in practice?

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

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