6 Jul 2018

A new report by the UK Support for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) network shows for the first time how the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Measuring up report suggests that, while there's an enormous amount to celebrate, the most vulnerable people and places in our society are increasingly being left behind.

Out of 143 relevant targets, UKSSD found that the UK is performing well on 24%, with 57% where there are gaps in policy coverage or performance is not adequate, and 15% where there is little or no policy in place to address the target or the performance is poor.

UKSSD Article

UKSSD is calling for clear Government leadership, supported by cross-sector action from businesses, charities and individuals to ensure the UK achieves the SDGs as quickly as possible.  The report highlights that:

  • Government cannot achieve the SDGs on its own and must work with multi-stakeholder forums, including UKSSD, to develop its report to the UN in 2019
  • Charities can consider how their mission aligns with the SDGs and where they might be able to increase their impact by working with partners.
  • Businesses also have a critical role to play and should review how they can help deliver the SDGs in the UK in partnership with other organisations, including other businesses.

The report can be downloaded from: https://www.ukssd.co.uk/measuringup