This publication 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.
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.
Beside assessing progress on the basis of available statistics, this report also takes a look into progress in gender equality – a contribution by UN Women – and presents stories and insights contributed by other agencies and United Nations country teams in the region. Anchored in data, the insights from these stories help understand the ways how change can be achieved. Several stories address the challenges brought by the pandemic and measure their impact. The publication was prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division to inform the 2022 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (Geneva, 6 and 7 April).