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2020 National Voluntary Reviews Synthesis Report

As in previous years, this synthesis report provides an overview of the approaches and actions taken by all countries reporting in 2020, and showcases best practices, lessons learned, gaps and challenges encountered in working towards the achievement of the SDGs. Drawing from the VNR reports, key elements pertaining to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda …

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Green approaches to COVID-19 recovery: Policy note for parliamentarians

The consequences of COVID-19 and efforts to contain it have led to one of the most serious recessions in recent history, characterized by, among others, a decline in economic growth, decreased trade, low business revenues and massive layoffs. Projections indicate that, in the next two years, the global economy is expected to lose nearly US$ …

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Stakeholder Engagement & The 2030 Agenda – a practical guide

The success of our collective journey to 2030 will greatly depend on how effectively Governments, who are in the driving seat of implementation of this transformative and universal agenda, engage national parliaments, local authorities, indigenous peoples, civil society, the scientific and academic community and the private sector in follow-up and implementation efforts and bridge the …

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Sustainable Development Report 2020 – Index & Dashboards

The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19

The Sustainable Development Report 2020 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of six broad transformations. It was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the …

Published: August 17, 2020
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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 brings together the latest data to show us that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, progress
remained uneven and we were not on track to meet the Goals by 2030.

Some gains were visible: the share of children and youth out of school had fallen; the incidence of many communicable …

Published: July 15, 2020
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Measuring distance to the SDG targets

The OECD Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets Study aims to help member countries assess where they stand now and to identify the areas where additional effort is required in order to achieve the goals. It also sets out the statistical agenda – showing how much we do not yet know, and how this might …

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Delivering on the Capacity Development of Civil Society and other Stakeholders to ensure a successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) has established a process of voluntary national reviews (VNRs), which have become a tool for the review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. Between the years 2016 and 2018, 111 VNRs have been submitted by governments to the HLPF. Since its inception, the HLPF peer review system …

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Progressing national SDGs implementation: An independent assessment of the voluntary national review reports submitted to the UN HLPF in 2018

The Third Edition in an annual series commissioned by civil society organisations

This report, the third edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation, aims to provide useful insights and suggestions to inform these discussions and help guide improved implementation and reporting. It documents and analyses all 46 VNR reports submitted in 2018 to the HLPF, as …

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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

The report demonstrates that progress is being made in some critical areas, and that some favorable trends are evident. Extreme poverty has declined considerably, the under-5 mortality rate fell by 49 per cent between 2000 and 2017, immunizations have saved millions of lives, and the vast majority of the world’s population now has access to …

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