Work begins on the first comprehensive assessment of the UK’s performance against the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Work has begun on our plan to drive action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UK. The project looks at each of the 17 Goals and 169 targets and analyses the UK’s performance. It outlines the opportunity the Goals offer and the type of actions needed if we’re to achieve them by 2030.

We've now reached an important milestone as the initial research is complete and our draft findings are ready to be opened to stakeholder review.

We are calling for organisations to volunteer to review the findings and contribute their own expertise to help shape the recommended actions for how the UK can achieve the Goals by 2030.

The review of initial findings will take place between 2 February until 16 March, and so far over 140 organisations have signed up to be involved.

Organisations can register to take part here.

“The SDGs offer the opportunity to create a new social contract between government and citizens, to address systemic problems in a coherent way, and to create a culture of collaboration and partnership with stakeholders in the UK. Our stakeholder-led report will be a crucial step in generating a new partnership with government so we can work together to deliver the SDGs. It will provide it with a foundation from which to build its own report, and will help us to build momentum and support for the SDGs in the UK.” Emily Auckland, Network Director

Once the review process is complete, this wide-ranging and in-depth performance assessment will be incorporated into a report to be launched during the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held in New York in July 2018.

The report will include recommended actions that the Government needs to take in the UK if we are to meet the SDGs by the 2030 deadline.

Meet our Goal leads

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Glasgow Caledonian University
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
The Food Foundation
Goal 3:  Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
The Health Foundation
Goal 4:  Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Gaia Education
Goal 5:  Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
National Alliance of Women's Organisations
Goal 6:  Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7:  Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8:  Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
The Trade Union's Congress
Goal 9:  Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
Institution of Civil Engineers
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Just Fair
Goal 11:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12:  Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13:  Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Earthwatch Institute
Goal 14:  Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15:  Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16:  Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17:  Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Our supporters

A number of our network Partners and members have demonstrated leadership by sponsoring UKSSD to deliver the project and engagement activities with stakeholders for particular Goals.

We would like to thank the following for their support:

WWF-UK, Pearson, Thai Union, ICAEW, Stakeholder Forum

We still have chapter sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Emily to find out more.