Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals: towards a rescue plan for people and planet

The present report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. At the midpoint to 2030, this special edition report provides an update on the progress made since 2015 against the global Sustainable Development Goal indicator framework. In the report, the Secretary-General finds that many of the Goals are moderately to severely off track and puts forward five major recommendations to rescue the Goals and accelerate implementation between now and 2030, for the consideration of Member States in advance of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit.