Media Advisory - Are OECD countries on track to meet their 2030 Sustainable Development targets?


20/04/2022 -

Virtual roundtable discussion by high-level government representatives, open to the media, at 16.00-17.00 CET on 27 April 2022

What progress are OECD countries making towards the targets adopted in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

The answer can be found in The Short and Winding Road to 2030: Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets, to be released at 11.00 am on 27 April 2022. The report uses UN and OECD data to look at countries’ current achievements, whether they have been moving towards or away from the targets, and how likely they are to meet their commitments by 2030. The report also considers how progress may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grouped under 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the targets are clustered into five themes – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships. SDGs under the ‘People’ theme, for instance,  aim at eradicating poverty and hunger (Goals 1 and 2), at ensuring that all human beings can fulfil their potential, in particular in terms of health and education (Goals 3 and 4), and without being penalised because of their gender (Goal 5).

Journalists can request an embargoed copy of the report in digital format by contacting Embargoed copies will be sent the day before release.

The findings of the report will be presented and discussed at a virtual roundtable discussion by high-level government representatives, open to the media, at 16.00-17.00 CET on 27 April 2022.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Office (tel: + 33 1 4524 9700).

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