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Eurostat latest publication on sustainable development indicators in the EU


What is the progress achieved by the European Union (EU) Member States towards reaching sustainable development goals set by the United Nations (UN)? See the latest achievements in the digital publication developed by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).

By concluding the previous UN Agenda for Sustainable Development "Millennium Development Goals" in 2015 the UN General Assembly approved a new UN Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030. It consists of 17 sustainable development goals to be reached in 2020 and 2030:

  1. no poverty;
  2. zero hunger;
  3. good health and well-being;
  4. quality education;
  5. gender equality;
  6. clean water and sanitation;
  7. affordable and clean energy;
  8. decent work and economic growth;
  9. industry, innovation and infrastructure;
  10. reduced inequalities;
  11. sustainable cities and communities;
  12. responsible consumption and production;
  13. climate action;
  14. life below water;
  15. life on land;
  16. peace, justice and strong institutions;
  17. partnerships for the goals.

If you want to find out how Latvia compares to the EU average regarding living and working conditions, education, climate change and innovation, have a look at this Eurostat publication that with interactive visualisations is depicting Latvian indicators separately and compared to other EU countries.

Explore trends and compare Latvia’s progress compared to other EU Member States!

A mid-term review on the implementation of sustainable development goals in 2014–2018 drawn up by the Cross-Sectoral Coordination Centre of the Republic of Latvia to the UN is available here.

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