16 December 2020
DESA Identifies 16 SDG Good Practices to Inspire Governments, Stakeholders
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The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is showcasing 16 examples of successful SDG implementation efforts from around the world.

The success stories are described in the first-ever ‘SDG Good Practices’ publication and featured on a data visualization dashboard.

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is showcasing 16 examples of successful SDG implementation efforts from around the world, in hopes of helping governments and stakeholders deliver on the 2030 Agenda while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and reducing the risk of future emergencies. The success stories are described in the first-ever ‘SDG Good Practices’ publication and featured on a data visualization dashboard.

The publication titled, ‘SDG Good Practices: A compilation of success stories and lessons learned in SDG Implementation,’ consists of examples submitted through an open call from DESA conducted in 2018-2019. DESA reports that it received over 700 submissions from all types of stakeholders. An inter-agency expert team from UN bodies identified over 500 “good practices” from the submissions.

On the visual dashboard, 513 good practices are displayed by the implementing sector, the associated SDG(s), and their location. Another feature enables the user to see all of the good practices being implemented in a selected country. Individual examples also can be viewed in detail on a dedicated website.

In the publication, 16 selected cases are described in detail. The report includes a chapter for each of the UN’s five regional groupings. The report also provides updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and adaptations to the crisis, for each region.

DESA also announced a new call for SDG good practices, which runs from 2 December 2020 to 28 February 2021, particularly seeking examples that could be replicated or scaled up by others. [Publication: SDG Good Practices: A compilation of success stories and lessons learned in SDG Implementation] [Report landing page] [Virtual launch recording] [Submission form for second open call] [Questions and answers on second open call

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