Still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the world now finds itself confronted with numerous crises on several fronts—financial shocks, the war in Ukraine, food insecurity, climate emergency and energy access, rising poverty and inequality. Years of progress in achieving many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been all but wiped out. Thus, the need for global solidarity and international cooperation has become ever more urgent.
UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for July 2022
How are today’s global crises affecting efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? On 7 July, the international community will find out as the annual report tracking SDG progress will be launched. To learn more about this year’s edition and why the data it presents is critical, we spoke with UN DESA’s Yongyi Min.
On 11 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release World Population Prospects 2022. This is the 27th edition of the official estimates and projections of the global population, published by the United Nations since 1951. Here are five reasons why we should be paying attention: