E-Library

UN ESCAP has designed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) booklets in English, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Japanese. These booklets, detailing the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets, are a perfect desk resource for fast reference to the SDG targets.

You can download the PDFs or follow the web links below to view or print the booklets. 

 

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A lot has happened since then, but what do people perceive? And what moves them when it comes to sustainability? For the first time, these questions were the focus of a global survey, the Global Survey on Sustainability and the SDGs (Global Survey).

The World Social Report 2020 examines the impact of four such megatrends on inequality: technological innovation, climate change, urbanization and international migration. Technological change can be an engine of economic growth, offering new possibilities in health care, education, communication and productivity. But it can also exacerbate wage inequality and displace workers.

Most countries in Asia and the Pacific have built their own fibre-optic backbone networks. Many cross-border terrestrial fibre-optic cable systems have been established between neighbouring countries through bilateral agreements. Yet, this regional network of terrestrial cables is not effectively managed and utilized because of operational challenges.

Nature-based solutions have the potential to provide multiple benefits across a range of sustainability challenges facing cities. They can help to limit the impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being. Read on and learn more about nature-based solutions in an urban world!

Published by WRI and UNDP, Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans is designed to help practitioners think through how to structure their country’s enhanced NDCs across three dimensions: strengthening targets to reduce emissions (mitigation), enhancing climate resilience (adaptation) and clearly communicating their actions to build trust and facilitate effective implementation.

As home to one sixth of humanity, a significant share of the world’s developmental challenges and opportunities by scale, and some of the world’s largest and most ambitious developmental and social inclusion schemes and programmes, India’s lessons can provide a useful lens for the localisation of SDGs in other parts of the world.

This Report explores the involvement of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) in the ‘localization’ of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following UN guidelines, it complements the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 143 countries to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) throughout the first four- year cycle of voluntary reporting.

The DGFF is a thematic statistical report published every 4 years. The 2016 edition was dedicated to the sustainable development goals. The report uses a wide variety of data sources, both official and unofficial, to present a broad overview of development in 2016.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines seven clear targets and four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks: (i) Understanding disaster risk; (ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and; (iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.