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Launch of the SDG Index & Dashboard 2017 in Spain

Madrid, July 12, 2017. The Spanish Network for Sustainable Development (REDS) today presented the Sustainable Development Objectives Index (SDG Index & Dashboards 2017) in Madrid, a global report prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. This report assesses the degree of compliance of the SDGs in 157 countries of the world, placing them in a global performance ranking, also allowing for regional comparison.

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SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017 launched during G20 Summit in Hamburg

This year’s launch event of the SDG Index and Dashboards Report took place under heavy police protection at the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7. Aart De Geus chairman of the board at Bertesmann Stiftung and Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to the UN secretary-general on sustainable development and director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, presented the major findings of this year’s report to experts in the field and representatives of the press.

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Ahead of G20 Summit: ‘My Country First’ Approach Threatens Achievement of Global Goals

Two years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN member states, leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg must strengthen the commitment towards these historic global goals. A rising “my country first” approach by many heads of government threatens the realization of the SDGs. Even worse: International spillover effects caused by many industrialized countries impede many developing countries from fulfilling their obligations.

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A Message from the Secretary-General

A message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was presented at the SDG Index launch event by Mr. Thomas Gass, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs.

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Introducing the SDG Index & Dashboards

On July 20th, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung launched the SDG Index and Dashboards – Global Report to provide a report card for tracking SDG progress and ensuring accountability.

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