UNCTAD’s SDG Pulse Shows Impact of Global Crises
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released on 27 June the fifth edition of its annual Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Pulse, a global reference for tracking progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The data and analysis cover a wide range of SDG indicators and others relevant to trade, investment, financing for development, debt, transport and technology.
This year, the report’s “In-Focus” section looks into the costs of achieving the SDGs to identify where financing is most needed and to help better target efforts.
An online version allows people to interact with the statistics, charts and graphs. The data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the climate crises are having a devastating effect on progress towards the SDGs.
Anu Peltola, who leads UNCTAD’s statistics work said: “We’ve reached the halfway mark of the 2030 Agenda, and multiple global crises are battering our economies, societies and the planet.
“It’s more important than ever for policymakers to have timely and reliable data and analysis to guide their decisions.”