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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition - Press Conference

Press conference on the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition by Li Junhua, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, DESA; Francesca Perucci, Assistant Director, Statistics Division, DESA; and Astra Bonini, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, DESA.
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Failure to redouble global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – the promise of a better world for all – may fuel greater political instability, upend economies and lead to irreversible damage to the natural environment, according to The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition.

With only seven years remaining for implementation of the Goals, the stakes are huge. Using the latest available data and estimates, the report presents a sobering picture of the SDGs as the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (10 to 19 July), where countries will showcase concrete actions they are taking to achieve the SDGs, kicks off today. The Forum, comes ahead of the SDG Summit (18 to 19 September) a defining moment for world leaders to urgently reverse course and turbo-charge the SDGs.

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