The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 reviews progress made towards the 17 Goals in the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report is based on the latest available data. It highlights both gains and challenges as the international community moves towards full realization of the ambitions and principles espoused in the 2030 Agenda.
While considerable progress has been made over the past decade across all areas of development, the pace of progress observed in previous years is insufficient to fully meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by 2030. Time is therefore of the essence. Moreover, as the following pages show, progress has not always been equitable. Advancements have been uneven across regions, between the sexes, and among people of different ages, wealth and locales, including urban and rural dwellers. Faster and more inclusive progress is needed to accomplish the bold vision articulated in the 2030 Agenda.
Relationship to children's care & data
An excerpt on page 13 titled "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity cannot be achieved without reaching the most vulnerable groups" makes note of the lack of sound disaggregated data for the world's most vulnerable groups, which further exacerbates vulnerabilites and masks the extent of the deprivation and disparities these groups experience. Consequently, planning, budgeting and effective policy making catering to these groups have suffered. Children living outside family care are explicitly mentioned as one of the 'hidden populations' requiring more resources and capacity building efforts to ensure they are not left behind in the sustainable development agenda.