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Growing Challenges for Sustainable Development: Can the UNECE Region Turn the Tide in 2023?

Growing Challenges for Sustainable Development


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 results are presented at the regional level, identifying the SDG targets that the UNECE region is on track to achieve by 2030 as well as targets where progress needs to accelerate or where the current trend needs to be reversed.

The publication contains stories provided by agencies and United Nations country teams participating in the Regional Coordination Group on Data and Statistics for Europe and Central Asia, and by all UNECE programmes. These stories are rich in information on how various regional and country level actions relate to sustainable development outcomes, and show concrete ways in which progress towards SDGs is made in the region.

The publication was prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division to inform the 2023 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (Geneva, 29 and 30 March).