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The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. World Health Statistics 2016 focuses on the proposed health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It represents an initial effort to bring together available data on SDG health and health-related indicators. In the current absence of official goal-level indicators, summary measures of health such as (healthy) life expectancy are used to provide a general assessment of the situation.

Water features in almost all the 17 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) in the UN’s new development agenda up to 2030. Embedding water in this way demonstrates its central role in all aspects of development and its importance to achieving the SDGs.

Emerging economies face as much as 10 per cent losses in working hours because of deteriorating thermal conditions in the workplace due to climate change, according to a new report released.

The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2016 explores ways to adapt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to the unique circumstances, capacities and levels of development of the Asia-Pacific least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, collectively referred to as c

This policy brief sets out the link between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the conservation and restoration of wetlands.

This 3rd edition of the ‘Twin Tracks: Developing Sustainably and Equitably in a Carbon-Constrained World‘ by CARE International and WWF International analyses the outcomes of the UNFCCC COP21 climate talks, and the UN post-2015 development framework processes, in particular the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

World Development Indicators 2016 provides a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty.

The world’s water has never been under greater pressure, with unprecedented demands for use in human consumption, agriculture, industry and power generation. How can a growing global population ensure that water remains available, clean and sustainable?

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now agreed, the real test of their success lies in their implementation. Over half the world's population now live in cities and by 2050 this will rise to two-thirds. Most of this growth will take place in developing countries due to rising migration from rural areas.

Our planet faces multiple and complex challenges in the 21st century. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commits the international community to act together to surmount them and transform our world for today’s and future generations.