The UK’s global contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Progress, gaps and recommendations

19 July 2022Bond







This report, written with input from over 50 of our members and 9 networks, builds on Bond’s 2019 SDG report and looks at the impact Covid-19, cuts to UK aid and other emerging threats are having on the UK’s ability to deliver the SDGs and leave no one behind.

Covid-19 and the growing threats of climate change and conflict have knocked back hard-earned progress on the SDGs. We are concerned about the UK’s lack of action on the SDGs. It is three years since the UK government presented its Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the UN High-Level Political Forum, but we are yet to see any meaningful progress on the commitments made back then.

Our new report shows where the government needs to make progress if it is to deliver on its commitment to the SDGs and leave no one behind.

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 four 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

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