Lupa Kata Sandi? Klik di Sini

atau Masuk melalui

Belum Memiliki Akun Daftar di Sini


atau Daftar melalui

Sudah Memiliki Akun Masuk di Sini

Konfirmasi Email

Kami telah mengirimkan link aktivasi melalui email ke rudihamdani@gmail.com.

Klik link aktivasi dan dapatkan akses membaca 2 artikel gratis non Laput di koran dan Majalah Tempo

Jika Anda tidak menerima email,
Kirimkan Lagi Sekarang

World Falling Behind on Environment, Health and Hunger Goals, UN Report Says

Editor

Laila Afifa

17 June 2024 22:20 WIB

Displaced Palestinian children, who fled their house due to Israeli strikes, shelter in a tent camp, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, December 11, 2023. Hunger was worsening among Palestinians in the besieged Gaza strip, aid agencies said, as the United Nations General Assembly prepared to vote on Tuesday on an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the two-month-old conflict between Israel and Hamas. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

TEMPO.CO, Singapore - The world is way off track on most of the sustainable development targets agreed in 2015, such as tackling poverty and hunger, says a United Nations report that cites funding shortfalls, geopolitical tensions, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.N.'s annual Sustainable Development Report ranks the performance of its 193 member states in implementing 17 wide-ranging "sustainable development goals" (SDGs), which also include improving access to education and health care, providing clean energy, and protecting biodiversity.

It found that none of the 17 goals were on course to be met by 2030, with most targets showing "limited or a reversal of progress". It urged countries to address chronic funding shortfalls and also revamp the U.N. system itself.

"What this report is showing is that even before the pandemic hit, progress was already too slow," said Guillaume Lafortune, Vice President at the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and lead author of the report.

"Once the pandemic hit, and other crises - including military conflicts - then it is a story of stagnation."

The report identified the tackling of hunger, the creation of sustainable cities and the protection of biodiversity on land and water as particular areas of weakness. Political goals like press freedom have also seen a "reversal of progress".

It said Finland, Sweden, and Denmark ranked at the top of the list of countries, and China has also made faster-than-average progress, but the world's poorest countries have fallen further behind.

Lafortune said developing countries needed more access to international finance, adding that institutions like credit rating agencies should be encouraged to take a country's long-term environmental and economic well-being into consideration, rather than just its short-term liquidity.

The report also assessed countries on their willingness to cooperate globally through U.N. institutions. The United States was ranked in last place.

"A large majority of countries are supportive of collaborating… but there are a number of great powers that do not play by the rules of the game," said Lafortune.

REUTERS

Editor's Choice: Hunger Hits Animals and People Alike at Gaza Zoo

Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo on Google News



Britain Will Resume Funding to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA

2 hari lalu

Britain Will Resume Funding to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA

Britain's new Labour government says on Friday it will resume funding to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.


Top UN Court Says Israel's Occupation of Palestinian Territories Is Illegal

2 hari lalu

Top UN Court Says Israel's Occupation of Palestinian Territories Is Illegal

The United Nations' highest court says that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and settlements there is illegal and should be withdrawn.


7 Healthiest Countries in the World, Spain Tops the List

3 hari lalu

7 Healthiest Countries in the World, Spain Tops the List

Some of the healthiest countries in the world have high health index scores.


Environment Ministry Reacts to Jakarta's 'Waste Island' Plan

6 hari lalu

Environment Ministry Reacts to Jakarta's 'Waste Island' Plan

Jakarta provincial government is reportedly considering the construction of an island in the Thousand Islands as a landfill or a 'waste island'.


Indonesian Minister Risma Talks of Poverty Reduction at UN Forum

7 hari lalu

Indonesian Minister Risma Talks of Poverty Reduction at UN Forum

Indonesian Minister Tri Rismaharini highlighted the role of accurate data and technology in poverty alleviation efforts at the recent UN forum.


9 Countries with Best Healthcare Systems; Canada on the List

8 hari lalu

9 Countries with Best Healthcare Systems; Canada on the List

Read on to find out the list of countries with the best healthcare systems.


United Nations Lauds Indonesia for Its Commitment to Peacekeeping

11 hari lalu

United Nations Lauds Indonesia for Its Commitment to Peacekeeping

The United Nations expressed profound gratitude to Indonesia for its steadfast commitment and significant contributions to UN Peacekeeping.


USAID Launch Waste Management Program in Indonesia

12 hari lalu

USAID Launch Waste Management Program in Indonesia

The USAID and the Indonesian government launched the Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management and Partnership (USAID SELARAS) program today.


Health Minister Admits Indonesia's High Medicine Prices, Vows to Find Out Why

13 hari lalu

Health Minister Admits Indonesia's High Medicine Prices, Vows to Find Out Why

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin is still looking for a solution to the problem of high prices of medicines in Indonesia


UN Promotes Inclusive Literacy, Creative Learning at "Patjarmerah Kecil" Children's Literary Festival

15 hari lalu

UN Promotes Inclusive Literacy, Creative Learning at "Patjarmerah Kecil" Children's Literary Festival

The United Nations in Indonesia is participating in this year's "Patjarmerah Kecil" Children's Literary Festival.