The UK’s global contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
Progress, gaps and recommendations
Monday, June 17, 2019
In this report, the Bond network analyses the UK’s global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlights crucial gaps where attention and investment are most needed. The report was compiled by 49 organisations and 14 networks and working groups.
In July, the UK government will present its progress on the SDGs at the UN's High-level Political Forum. This Voluntary National Review (VNR) will look at the UK's social, environmental and economic achievements, at home and internationally, since the UK committed to Agenda 2030 four years ago.
This report is a tool to guide and strengthen policy and advocacy work on the SDGs. We assess the collective 2030 Agenda and each goal, looking at specific targets in detail. We also provide key recommendations to the UK government and other institutions.
We cover three international dimensions of the SDGs:
- Official Development Assistance (ODA).
- The impact of other relevant international policies.
- The international footprint of domestic policies.
Analysis and recommendations for 17 goals
Download the full report. Or click on the individual chapters below to read analysis and recommendations for each goal.
Executive summary, which includes five cross-cutting priorities for the UK
Leave no one behind
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 6: Water and sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13: Climate action
Goals 14 and 15: Life below water and on land
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
List of abbreviations
Our cross-cutting priorities for the UK government
To ensure the international achievement of the SDGs, here are five urgent actions for the UK government and how they directly relate to each goal. Use our interactive graphic below or checkout this infographic.