The global Anglican Communion has played a significant role in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals and the successor goals, the Sustainable Development Goals.

In many parts of the world, provinces, dioceses, parishes, agencies and individuals connected to Anglican communities have led the way in delivering health and education services, helped improve access to education, reduce child and maternal mortality, and assisted in turning the tide on HIV/AIDS and other diseases. In places of instability and conflict it is often the church – along with other faith communities – that is the sole surviving institution providing hope, relief and support to those most in need.

The Anglican Alliance is currently producing a major new resource that will set the Sustainable Development Goals in a theological context, which will be shared across the Anglican Communion and will be a vital tool in strengthening knowledge and understanding of the SGDs and the role that the Church is playing and can continue to play in pursuit of the Goals.