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Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UNECE Region

Published: March 2020

This report reviews the situation and trends in progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of 49 selected indicators under each of the 17 SDGs. Indicators were selected based on their relevance to the UNECE region and availability of data. For the most part, the report relies on the data available in the United Nations Global SDG Database as of 20 December 2019. 

The analyses show that UNECE countries are fulfilling targets or making good progress in many areas, but in others, such as air pollution, protection of marine areas, development assistance, and disaster-risk reduction strategies, more needs to be done to meet the targets.   

The UNECE Statistical Division led the preparation of this first annual report to inform the 2020 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region (Geneva, 19 March 2020). It is expected that the information in this report will be valuable for member countries in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

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