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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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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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Launch of The Sustainable Development Goals Report 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.

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