Shocks making it harder to meet Sustainable Development Goals

Can we still meet the SDGs? | GZERO Media

After the pandemic and now the global food crisis, meeting the UN's Sustainable Goals by the 2030 deadline will be a tall order.

But actually it's previous systemic challenges aggravated by those crises that are undermining the push to achieve the SDGs, Kathryn Hollifield, from the World Bank's Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, explained during a livestream discussion on the global food crisis hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


To get the job done in time, she recommends moving on from global commitments to making progress at then national and local levels.

"Let's get off the global stage for a minute and focus on getting support to the ground and having our teams on the ground talk to each other," Hollifield said.

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