Since its unanimous adoption three years ago by the United Nations’ (UN) Member States, the 2030 Agenda has made peaceful, just and inclusive societies a global development imperative, through Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16). Founded in the same year, the SDG16 Data Initiative (SDG16DI) is a consortium of 14 organizations dedicated to the implementation and open tracking of progress towards SDG16 targets.1
The SDG16DI is pleased to present its second annual Global Report. The Global Report series aims to evaluate global progress towards realizing the 2030 Agenda’s promise of peaceful, just and inclusive societies. The Global Report provides governments, UN officials, and civil society stakeholders with a resource to help understand progress on SDG16 targets and an evidence base for them to identify gaps and shortcomings in both implementing and monitoring SDG16.
The 2017 Global Report covered all twelve targets, creating the critical baseline of available data necessary for future substantive analysis. The 2018 Global Report, prepared in anticipation the SDG16’s initial review at the 2019 High- Level Political Forum (HLPF), takes a deep-dive into the triune objectives of SDG16, peaceful societies, just societies and inclusive societies, through SDG16 targets 16.1, 16.3, 16.6 and 16.7. Through this review, the 2018 Global Report aims to provide policymakers and civil society actors with pathways forward to improve both SDG16 implementation and data coverage.