Month: May 2021

Secretary-General’s SDG Progress Report Recaps Pandemic Impacts on 17 Global Goals

The UN has released an advance version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report will inform discussions during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The 2021 edition of ‘Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals’ is based on available data on the global indicators for the […]

Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

11 May 2021 Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published on Tuesday.  The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-year report warned widening inequality is threatening global growth, projected at 5.4 per cent this […]