UN DESA (2015), Towards Integration at Last? The Sustainable Development Goals as a Network of Targets, DESA Working Paper No. 141 ST/ESA/2015/DWP/141
The SDGs as a whole are a more integrated system than the MDGs were, which may facilitate policy integration across sectors. However, many of the links among goals that have been documented in biophysical, economic and social dimensions are not explicitly reflected in the SDGs. Beyond the added visibility that the SDGs provide to links among thematic areas, attempts at policy integration across various areas will have to be based on studies of the biophysical, social and economic systems.