Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 to reveal latest SDGs data

A third of the way into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, what progress have we made? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted SDG progress and what are the perspectives for recovery? The 2020 Sustainable Development Goals Report, to be launched on 7 July will try to answer these questions, as the world gathers at the virtual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for two weeks of critical discussions on the future of the SDGs.

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2020 World Youth Report: young people want to do good, not just well

Very early during the COVID-19 pandemic, young people were demonstrating their ingenuity and solidarity with community members by helping those most at risk, such as older persons. Young people were sacrificing their time and efforts, even as the pandemic was impacting their own employment, education and opportunities. In all types of crises and times of need, from climate change to armed conflict, young people are quick to act and respond to the needs of others.

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Expert voices

SDGs still offer best option to reduce worst COVID-19 losses

Countries will be better placed to recover from the human and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 by accelerating efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new policy brief released by UN DESA. Although we may not know the full impact of the health crisis on the SDGs until months from now, UN DESA Voice spoke with the brief’s authors Shantanu Mukherjee and Astra Bonini about some initial sobering assessments.

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UN pays tribute to public servants on the frontlines of COVID-19 crisis

As many of us have been sheltering at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, others have put their lives at risk to keep our societies running. Heroic public servants around the world have put service before self to ensure an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On UN Public Service Day on 23 June, a celebratory event paid tribute to these many women and men on the frontlines. It was a special moment to convey a heartfelt ‘thank you’.

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