July 08, 2018

UN Secretary - General Releases Advance Version of 2018 SDG Progress Report

On May 10th, Secretary-General AntónioGuterres issued an advance version of the 2018 SDG Progress Report entitled "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals". This report is produced on a yearly basis to inform the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) which will take place from July 9th-18th.

Detailed within the report is the progress for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in a format which includes an overview paragraph and bullet points describing statistical trends for the targets under each Goal. With closer review of the report you will notice that some of the SDG's 169 targets are not reflected as a result of inadequate data.

With further review of the document, you will note, for example, that under Goal 2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" AntónioGuterres reports that "world hunger appears to be on the rise again. Conflict, drought and disasters linked to climate change are among the key factors causing the reversal in the long-term progress in fighting global hunger, making the prospect of ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030 more difficult". This document is key for advocacy and demonstrates the need for more focus and international cooperation. Members of MIA: MGA at the UN will take this document into consideration during HLPF next month and the Voluntary National Reviews of Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, and 17.

Further information can be read here

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - MIA Coordinator at the UN - Mercy Global Action

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