SDGs edition 2023: Promise in peril

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back progress on the SDGs but also exposed fundamental flaws in the way countries and the global community have been approaching them. Inequalities have widened and the mantra ‘leave no one behind’ feels like a distant memory. We are halfway along the Agenda 2030 timeline – it is time to tackle the structural reforms that are needed to unlock the Goals.

This edition looks ahead to the SDG Summit in September and puts forward ideas that will support the UN Secretary-General’s ‘rescue plan’.