Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) report 2021 was launched on 6th July 2021 by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
SDGs Report gives an overview about the status of various countries of world in achieving 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. It gives the various data of achievements and things still needed to be done to achieve each of 17 SDGs by 2030.
- It is a UN resolution which was adopted by UN General Assembly in 2015.
- It envisages 17 interlinked global goals designed to be “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.
- These 17 SDGs are supposed to be reached by 2030 by the global community.
SDGs Report 2021
- Report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on SDG implementation, uses the latest available data and estimates to reveal the devastating impacts of crisis on the SDGs and points out areas that requires urgent action.
- Indicators included in global SDG database have increased from 115 in 2016 to 211 in 2021.
- Global extreme poverty rose for first time in over 20 years, 119 to 124 million people were pushed back into extreme poverty in 2020.
- Additional 101 million children have fallen below the minimum reading proficiency level.
- Pandemic has exposed and intensified inequalities within and among countries.
- Climate crisis, biodiversity crisis and pollution crisis persist, despite the pandemic.
- To overcome this, transformational changes are needed and the SDGs can provide the roadmap for that.
- Implementing SDGs can help in developing resilience, adaptability and innovative approach to find the solutions to various global problems that we are currently facing.