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Sustainable Development Goals: A Practical Guide for National Action and Accountability

By: Amnesty International

On 25 September 2015, all members of the UN adopted a new sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda includes a global indicator framework which is being established by the UN Inter Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). Member states are encouraged to contribute to the agenda by adapting the global indicators to their own national context as part of the implementation plan.

The active engagement of individual member states at the national level is therefore vital. They have to ensure that they take all necessary steps to implement the goals, create and disseminate national relevant indicators to access progress, disaggregate data and mobilize resources at their national level to fulfill the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda.

The report features chapters on: ensuring that no one is left behind and the 2030 Agenda; the infrastructure-inequality-resilience nexus; perspective of scientists on technology and the SDGs; inclusive institutions for sustainable development; and identification of emerging issues for sustainable development. To identify the emerging issues, the GSDR 2016 provides an overview of existing approaches and processes for their identification, and introduces guiding criteria for scanning and filtering them.