UN Sustainable Development

Redesigning the United Nations' most popular website

Hero image for Goal 5: Gender


The UN's Sustainable Development website is one of the organization's busiest, seeing between 2-3 million pageviews per month. It's targeted at the general public, helping them understand global development challenges. However, the amount of content has grown over time, limiting discovery and navigation. Its design has became dated.

External designer Madelena Mak was recruited to reimagine the website. She conducted extensive research and came up with a modern kit-of-parts design that follows UN brand standards and applies them to individual content components.

Sustainable Development homepage layout

Section page
Climate Action section page layout

Wireframe layout


Language testing

Paris Agreement layout in English

Paris Agreement layout in Chinese

Paris Agreement layout in Arabic