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SDG Report 2019: Long in words but short on action: UN sustainability goals are threatened to fail

In 2015, the international community pledged to jointly contribute to better economic, ecological and social development by 2030. In September, the heads of state and government will meet again for the first time to review the situation. The current SDG report shows that while the global community talks a lot about sustainability goals, it does not invest enough in implementing them.

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SDG-Index: Poor Implementation: Rich countries risk achievement of the global goals

Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN member states, the global community already risks to fall short on achieving the global goals. Though many countries are progressing, it is especially the rich countries of the G20, which need to strengthen their efforts, as a lack of national implementation mechanisms and negative spillover effects threaten the global achievement.

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Italy: First European Country In The Hand Of Populists?

The general assumption was that the political and parliamentary landscape of Italy would become more complex after the 2018 elections. However, quite unexpected was the major political earthquake the vote has triggered.

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SDG Index: Ahead of G20 summit: 'my country first' approach threatens achievement of global goals

Two years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN member states, leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg must strengthen the commitment towards these historic global goals. A rising "my country first" approach by many heads of government threatens the realization of the SDGs. Even worse: International spillover effects caused by many industrialized countries impede many developing countries from fulfilling their obligations.

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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.

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Study: Countries need to act urgently to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

One year after the largest UN Summit in history adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our Index and Dashboard show that all countries face major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals by 2030. No country has achieved the SDGs and even top Sweden scores "red" on several goals.

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Study: Industrialized nations risk missing new UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals have led to tangible progress in many developing countries. The UN's global Sustainable Development Goals will also require industrialized countries to implement these standards for the first time, beginning in 2016. But most of them are a long way from serving as role models for sustainable development.