The Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 (ASDR 2020) is the first in the region to review the status of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the 22 Arab States. This report charts the regional trajectory for achieving the 2030 Agenda and offers a quantitative and qualitative analysis of each SDG in relation to the global indicator framework adopted by the General Assembly in 2017. It highlights SDG interlinkages, examines the main barriers to achievement, sheds light on those most at risk of being left behind, and identifies the most critical entry points for moving forward. The findings urge structural changes across social, economic, political, cultural and environmental dimensions, and illustrate the possibilities for regional transformation.
Led and produced by ESCWA, ASDR 2020 is the result of a broad collaboration involving experts and UN entities working in the region.
The Sustainable Development Dialogues in the Arab Region is an ASDR 2020 webinar series organized by ESCWA, in collaboration with UN partners, to address priority issues of the region.