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Project description: Sustainable Development Goals Index

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – also known as Global Goals) were adopted by member states of the United Nations in September 2015. They set ambitious quantitative targets to be achieved by 2030 in every country.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – also known as Global Goals) were adopted by world leaders of all member states of the United Nations in September 2015. They set ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030 in every country. The SDG Index and Dashboards benchmark country performance and facilitate peer-learning for a successful implementation of the goals and targets. Full details are available at www.sdgindex.org

The first SDG Index, published by Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2015, provided a report card for rich countries on the SDGs. Since 2016, the report is published annually in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solution Network directed by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to the UN Secretary General. Our SDG report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms. In order to achieve the ambitious goals, immediate and comprehensive action is needed in the crucial first years of implementation of the new global agenda.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was in office during the launch, welcomed the SDG Index: “I am confident that the report launched today by SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung will add value to this important and inclusive process as we work together to put the world on a more peaceful, just and sustainable path.” Read his full statement here: http://www.sdgindex.org/2016/07/20/message-from-the-secretary-general/http://www.sdgindex.org/2016/07/20/message-from-the-secretary-general/

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