Financing United Nations Catalytic Action to ‘Rescue’ the Sustainable Development Goals
2021 Annual Report
With nine years to go, it is abundantly clear that we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to already fragile progress, with the first rise in extreme poverty in two decades, the loss of jobs, widespread and possibly irreversible disruptions to learning, and a pushback on the all-too-slow progress previously made towards gender equality. Climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, continue to threaten our long-term resilience.