Is the UNECE region on track for 2030? Assessment, stories and insights

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Mar 17, 2021
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The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a report on the region's progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda

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The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a report on the region's progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda.This report provides a progress assessment on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based on the data available in the United Nations Global SDG Indicators Database and on the statistical methodology commonly used by all five United Nations regional commissions.

The assessment identifies targets on which the overall progress in the region was good, and shows that in most areas progress needs to accelerate by 2030. It also identifies the few areas where the course needs to be reversed. The United Nations organizations and country teams participating in the Regional Coordination Group on Data and Statistics for Europe and Central Asia provided 17 stories which enrich this report. The stories provide a closer look at how various regional and country level actions relate to sustainable development outcomes. Anchored in data, the insights from these stories help understand the ways that change can be achieved. Many stories address the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and measure their impact.

This report underscores the vital role of data in measuring progress towards achieving the SDGs, including data disaggregated by migratory status. In our COVID-19 socioeconomic response and recovery, we must harness the positive power of migration for recovering betterboth in the UNECE region and across the globe. 

Read the full report here 

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