Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era - The Situation in 2019

Are we on track to achieve the SDGs for children?


Date of publication:  01 Jul 2019 Author:  Laurence Chandy Mark Hereward Publisher:  The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Publication type:  Factsheet

Progress for Every Child in the SDG Era, a report released in March 2018, assessed the world’s performance to date, focusing on 44 indicators that directly concern the 2030 Agenda’s most vulnerable constituency: children.
This brochure revisits the conclusions of that report, updated with 2018 data for a 2019 perspective. Our assessment is sobering:

  • Almost a billion (945 million) children live in countries where the SDGs remain out of reach.
  • Many children remain effectively uncounted given the limited coverage of SDG data, but this situation is improving.
  • On average, 75 per cent of child SDG indicators in every country either have insufficient data or show insufficient progress to meet global SDG targets by 2030.
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