COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare, education: UN report
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said Tuesday in an annual report. The 15-year global effort to improve the lives of people around the world through the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 was already off track by the end of 2019. And now, the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed an unprecedented crisis, causing further disruption to SDG progress in a short time, with the world's poorest and most vulnerable...
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