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Halfway to 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals need a rescue

The United Nations and its allies aren't giving up on efforts to clinch at least some of the 17 anti-poverty Global Goals for 2030 that have been set back by the COVID-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, and other major crises.

International organizations continue to look up despite lagging progress toward the 2030 Global Goals
International organizations continue to look up despite lagging progress toward the 2030 Global Goals (AN/Meg Nielson/Unsplash)

Entering 2023, the world is at the halfway mark in its lagging plan to end poverty and hunger and to reach other ambitious goals this decade of providing quality education and work, boosting clean water and energy, and reducing inequalities.

But the United Nations and its allies are giving up on efforts to clinch at least some of the 17 anti-poverty Global Goals for 2030 that have been set back by the COVID-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, and other major crises.

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