What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals and why do they matter? UNANZ News and Announcements UNANZ Administrator Mar 05 2017 Join us on Twitter and Facebook where we take a good look at each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to what and how we do things in New Zealand. Over the past month we looked at why it matters, and Goal 14 - Life Below Water and why it matters. We are next looking at Goal 5 - Achieve Gender Equality and empower all women and girls. Here is why Goal 5 matters.