United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) report 2022 released
Recently the United Nations has released the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2022.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report, 2022 is the only official UN report that monitors global progress on the Sustainable Development Agenda-2030 (ASD). For this purpose this report uses the latest available data and estimates.
According to the Report, cascading and interlinked crises are putting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in grave danger, along with humanity’s very own survival.
Key Findings of report:
- The economic crisis caused by Kovid-19 pushed 93 million people into poverty in the year 2020. In this way it has reversed more than four years of poverty reduction efforts.
- In addition, it has also affected global health services and education. For example: In the year 2020, 2.27 crore children could not get compulsory immunization.
- COVID-19, climate change and growing inequalities are synergistically undermining global food security.
- Around 1 in 10 people worldwide suffer from starvation.
- Record temperatures were recorded and more extreme weather events were observed as global greenhouse gas emissions rose.
- The forest cover of the world is continuously shrinking. The main reason for this is agricultural expansion.
- The war in Ukraine has caused the biggest refugee crisis of modern times. By May 2022, more than 6 million people have become refugees.
Steps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- The path of diplomacy and peace should be adopted by giving up the path of armed conflict.
- The path of low carbon, resilient and inclusive growth should be adopted.
Source – The Hindu