'On Target for 2030?': Scotland’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Date: 15th July 2019
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

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Is Scotland on track to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals it signed up to four years ago? A new report from Oxfam Scotland, the University of the West of Scotland and SDG Network Scotland assesses progress and what more needs done. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out 17 commitments to be met by 2030. The were ratified by the UN four years ago and immediately endorsed by the First Minister, later being integrated into the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework.

The joint report collates independent assessments on each of the 17 Goals, authored by expert organisations operating within each field in Scotland. It comes ahead of Scottish Government’s official assessment of progress and aims to provide an independent supplementary analysis, with a view to opening up conversation about achieving the SDGs domestically within Scotland.