Wrong way

10 criticisms of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By Julian Pecquet, in New York

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Posted on September 18, 2023 12:18

SDG Moment at the UN General Assembly in New York
A view of empty desks at the UN General Assembly Hall as speakers deliver remarks remotely at the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City, U.S., September 20, 2021. John Angelillo/Pool via Reuters

World leaders gathering in New York this week will take stock of the slow progress toward meeting the UN’s SDGs halfway to the 2030 target date.

Global leaders will take stock of their progress toward ending poverty, hunger and discrimination as they gather in New York this week for the annual UN General Assembly.

It’s not looking good.

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