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Is the UNECE region on track for 2030?

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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 pandemic and measure their impact.
The UNECE Statistical Division led the preparation of this second annual report to inform the 2021 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region (Geneva, 17-18 March).

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