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17 Goals to Transform Our World

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery. Read more here

GOAL OF THE MONTH – GOAL 9: INDUSTRIES, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Information and communication technologies have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. The crisis has accelerated the digitalization of many businesses and services, including teleworking and video conferencing systems in and out of the workplace, as well as access to healthcare, education and essential goods and services. However, the world still has a long way to go to fully tap this potential. Least developed countries, in particular, need to accelerate the development of their manufacturing sector if they are to meet the 2030 target, and scale up investment in scientific research and innovation. Our July editorial will be published shortly.

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Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit

04 Jul 2020|

A new UN report on tbe private sector, released by UN Global Compact, shows that progress on bringing about a sustainable future for people and the planet is patchy, and the majority of companies involved in the Compact, are not doing enough to help bring about the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides a comprehensive knowledge platform tracking the policies, progress, policies and implementation tools aimed at  achieving the SDGs.
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The United Nations Development Group represents 40 UN agencies delivering together for sustainable development on a country level.
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UN Reform highlights how the UN System is undergoing reforms to improve its assistance to countries achieve the SDGs.