The UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.
They are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
Full details about the SDGs are available on the UN website.
"Times of Crisis, Times of Change: Science for Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Development", the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), finds that, midway to 2030, incremental and fragmented change is insufficient to achieve the SDGs in the next seven years.
The Copenhagen Consensus Center estimates that, on current trends, it will actually take more than 63 years to reach the SDGs. At the halftime point to 2030, it is timely to consider if resources can be spent better. If we can’t do it all, can we do better with what we have?
The authors of a global UN report on the SDGs have a message to share. Currently, the world is not on track to achieve any of the 17 goals.
This piece in The Conversation discusses how, with much at stake, to get them back on track.
Developed by GRI, the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the SDG Compass incorporates feedback from companies, government agencies, academic institutions and civil society organisations worldwide.
The IISD SDG Knowledge Hub is a rich information resource about developments relating to the SDGs, with regular news updates, articles and policy briefs.
It is also possible to subscribe to their newsletter from this website.
This paper discusses how Risk Management can be applied to help achieve the SDGs.
The Conversation is continually publishing insightful and interesting pieces about global sustainability...
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to provide reports on progress...
As the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022, published by UN DESA, outlines, cascading and interlinked crises are putting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in grave danger, along with humanity’s very own survival. The Report highlights the severity and magnitude of the challenges before us. The confluence of crises, dominated until 2022 by COVID-19, climate change, and conflicts, are creating spin-off impacts on food and nutrition, health, education, the environment, and peace and security, and affecting all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Report details the reversal of years of progress in eradicating poverty and hunger, improving health and education, providing basic services, and much more. It also points out areas that need urgent action in order to rescue the SDGs and deliver meaningful progress for people and the planet by 2030.
This interview with Johannesburg-based Zak Wood discusses how the SDGs can be leveraged by businesses.
First agreed in 2015, the 2030 deadline to achieve them is fast approaching. Even before Covid-19, achieving them was going to be a huge challenge, but the events of the past few years mean we need to redouble our efforts.
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