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SDG Progress Reports 2019: Are we on track to achieve the global goals?

The year 2019 will close the first cycle of the 2030 Agenda implementation. In July, the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) will have reviewed global progress on the last remaining set of SDGs and 142 countries will have presented their Voluntary National Reviews. Two SDG progress reports will try to shed light on the progress the world is making to achieve the SDGs and highlight the areas that need our most urgent attention.

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Global goals projected on the film screen

Storytelling can go a long way in capturing people’s imagination, and what’s more, inspire the kind of action that lasts. Showcasing stories that illustrate people and organizations working to build a better world and realize the Sustainable Development Goals is at the heart of the SDGs in Action Film Festival. The event, to be held outdoors on the North Lawn of UN Headquarters on the evening of 11 July, is the culmination of a global contest asking for short film submissions showing action on the 17 global goals.

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Can’t come to the HLPF? Join it through the SDG Media Zone!

Every July, a very special event takes place at the UN Headquarters in New York. The annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is where hundreds of policymakers, youth activists, NGO representatives and scientists come together to review our common progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thanks to modern technology, you do not need to be here in person to join in on the action.

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Register your SDG Acceleration Action now!

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 has mobilized global and local action toward a sustainable future for all of the world’s people and the environment. But it’s clear that far more is needed to achieve the Goals. The upcoming SDG Summit, to be held 24-25 September at UN Headquarters, provides an opportunity to ramp up international commitment to the 2030 Agenda, showcase areas of global progress, and raise awareness on the importance of the SDGs globally. It is also looking to leverage progress in key areas to kick-start an acceleration process.

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Latest global population trends revealed

The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the World Population Prospects 2019, which was published by UN DESA’s Population Division on 17 June 2019. The report, providing a comprehensive overview of global demographic patterns and prospects, concluded that the world’s population could reach its peak around the end of the current century, at a level of nearly 11 billion.

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