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A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires a solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, inform policy and ensure accountability of all stakeholders. The global indicator framework was adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017 and is contained in the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/RES/71/313).

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Updates to the Global SDG Data Platform (March 2022)

Global SDG Indicators Data Platform

On 23 September 2021, the new Global SDG Indicators Data Platform was launched. The platform includes four components: a new, user-friendly interface to the Global Sustainable Development Goal Indicators Database, access to the SDG Country Profiles, the entirely new SDG Analytics and Advanced Access options.

On 07 March 2022, important updates (and some fixes) to the Global SDG Indicators Data Platform have been deployed in a second release. These include the ability of users to save and share their queries, improved query navigation and data download in SDG Analytics, and dramatically improved access to SDG indicators metadata in machine-readable format via an SDMX API. The SDG Analytics now also includes the ability to review the availability of disaggregated data at the most elementary level. One important 'fix' provides greater clarity in the query selection of countries and areas in the Global SDG Indicators Database. These updates are based on the feedback of users. Please share any Questions and Feedback.

Launch of the report of the Survey on the Implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (February 2022)

Survey on the implementation of CTGAP

The report of a Survey on the Implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data was published on 3 February 2022, presenting the responses of over 100 National Statistical Offices from all regions. The survey, which was conducted in partnership between the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Bank, and PARIS21, will inform further actions by decision makers and international partners to implement, monitor, and finance the CTGAP. Since its launch in January 2017 at the first UN World Data Forum in South Africa, and its formal adoption by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-eighth session in March 2017, the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP) has provided a framework for planning and implementing the statistical capacity building activities needed to achieve the scope and intent of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to mobilize funding for the modernization of national statistical systems across the world.

Summary of the report Full survey report

Launch of the Global SDG Data Platform

On 23 September 2021, the new Global SDG Indicators Data Platform has been launched. The platform includes a new and user-friendly interface to the Global Sustainable Development Goal Indicators Database where SDG indicator data can be easily searched and downloaded (as table and in bulk).

The platform also provides access to the SDG Country Profiles where - with a single click - trends for individual countries across the SDG goals are being shown.

The entirely new SDG Analytics allows the interactive analysis of data availability, to review global and regional trends for individual indicators (data series) and to compare trends for countries and areas and for different indicators (data series).

In addition, the new Global SDG Indicators Data Platform includes a menu of Advanced Access options and convenient links to authoritative SDG indicator information and important additional resources.

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Launch of The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 reviews progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, using the latest available data and estimates to track global progress of the 17 Goals with in-depth analysis of selected indicators for each Goal. The report highlights the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on the SDGs and points out areas that require urgent and coordinated action. The report is prepared by UN DESA in collaboration with more than 50 international and regional organizations.

The Global SDG Indicators Database containing global, regional and country data and metadata on the official SDG indicators has been updated and accompanies this report. The Sustainable Development Goals Progress Chart 2021, a snapshot of global and regional progress, also accompanies this report.

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Global data community’s response to Covid-19

The Data community’s response to Covid-19 was announced at the 2020 virtual UN World Data Forum and will be tabled for endorsement at the United Nations Statistical Commission at its 52nd session in March 2021. The Data community’s response to Covid-19 is an acknowledgement that during the pandemic the demand for data and statistics are greater than ever and a critical part of building back a more equitable, sustainable and resilient future; but they are in short supply in many parts of the World. The response appeals to the whole data community to come together to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It resolves to ensure data to leave no one behind, trust and privacy in data and increase investments in data to respond more effectively to the Covid-19 pandemic, future disasters and renew the call made in the Dubai Declaration for an innovative funding mechanism to help implement the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP)

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