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Eurostat published the 2022 monitoring report on the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an EU context

Sustainable Developmeht Goals (SDGs) in the European Union. How is your country doing in this regard? Eurostat has published the 2022 monitoring report about SDGs in an European Union Context.

The topics addressed by the SDGs touch many parts of your life, the life of your family and friends as well as your country’s future. Do you want to know how your country fares regarding living and working conditions, education, climate change or innovation?

Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens’ quality of life and well-being, without compromising the well-being of future generations. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice. For these reasons, sustainable development is a fundamental and overarching objective of the EU and the progress towards the goals agreed at UN level is regularly monitored and reported.

Sustainable development is firmly anchored in the European Treaties and has been at the heart of European policy for a long time.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, have given a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development. T

he EU is fully committed to playing an active role in helping to maximise progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This publication is the sixth of Eurostat’s regular reports monitoring progress towards the SDGs in an EU context.

The analysis in this publication builds on the EU SDG indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders. The indicator set comprises around 100 indicators and is structured along the 17 SDGs. For each SDG, it focuses on aspects that are relevant from an EU perspective. The monitoring report provides a statistical presentation of trends relating to the SDGs in the EU over the past five years (‘short-term’) and, when sufficient data are available, over the past 15 years (‘long-term’).

The indicator trends are described on the basis of a set of specific quantitative rules. This 2022 edition also analyses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts during 2020, 2021 and the beginning of 2022 that are visible in Eurostat’s official statistics.

By: Estela Martín

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