The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020

New York, 7 July 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 reviews progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development amid the COVID-19 crisis. The report uses the latest available data and estimates to track progress towards the SDGs before the pandemic started, but it also looks at some of the devastating initial impacts of COVID-19 on specific Goals and targets.

It uses appealing visual storytelling to make the data on SDGs progress more accessible and understandable, including using infographics. It provides in-depth analysis of selected indicators, both globally and across regions, and supported by an array of charts and maps. The report also provides a progress summary for SDG targets with a 2020 deadline. The report shows the world was not on track to meet the SDGs even before the pandemic erupted. It also highlights how the COVID-19 crisis is disrupting implementation efforts across the SDGs, undoing years and even decades of progress in some cases.

The information presented in this report is based on the latest available data (as of June 2020) on selected indicators in the global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals, which was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017 (see resolution 71/313, annex). A database of available global, regional and country data and metadata for the SDG indicators accompanying this report is available here.

Source: Department of Economic and Social Affairs.