Bertelsmann Stiftung & Sustainable Development Solutions Network (ed.)

Sustainable Development Report 2019

Transformations to archieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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Date of publication
1. edition
478 pages, PDF


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What began as a historic summit could end up as mere lip service. In 2015, 193 states agreed to implement the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The fight against poverty and hunger is just as important as the commitment to more climate protection or better educational opportunities. This year, the heads of state and government want to meet for the first time for an interim review in New York. The results should be sobering: The latest edition of the SDG Report shows that no country is currently on track to meet all targets by 2030.

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