Global Trends – Challenges and Opportunities in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda builds on earlier commitments, more recently the aspirations set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Millennium Declaration. In much of the period leading up to and through the MDGs’ target date, and in many parts of the world, progress in several areas that are also reflected in the SDGs has been strong. This is especially the case for income poverty, access to education and health services, and improved sources of clean water. In other areas progress has been steady but less marked, including on gender equality, nutrition and access to sanitation facilities. This document analyses challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals


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UNDP and UNRISD. 2016. Challenges and Opportunities in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals



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