UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for December 2021

Expert Voices

Shaping a future where everyone is included

Around the world, 1 billion people live with some form of disability. How can we make sure that our societies embrace and empower everyone regardless of their abilities? Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we spoke with UN DESA’s Daniela Bas to find out and to learn more about celebrations happening worldwide to mark the day.

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Things you need to know

4 things you need to know about SDGs data

We cannot achieve our goals and targets if we cannot measure our progress, yet many official national statistics producers remain under-resourced and ill-equipped for the historic task of measuring the world’s progress across all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and beyond. The Data For Now initiative, launched in 2019 is working to change that.

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