The UNESCO Science Report is one of the tools that countries can use to monitor progress towards the goals of Agenda 2030.
Every five years, it analyses emerging trends in science, technology and innovation policy and governance. The latest edition was published in June 2021. It documented the rapid societal transformation under way, which offers new opportunities for social and economic experimentation but also risks exacerbating social inequalities, unless safeguards are put in place.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development unites humanity in the pursuit of a common aspiration and a new path of action. The achievement of the 7 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the Agenda — while leaving no one behind — will require new development strategies and innovative resource mobilization. Emerging technologies have the potential to provide additional impetus for advancing the SDGs. The World Economic and Social Survey 2018 explores how certain new technologies can foster or hinder sustainable development and identifies policy measures that can expand potential benefits and mitigate any potential adverse effects on sustainable development.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.