Sustainable Development Report 2021 Launch

On 14 June 2021, the annual Sustainable Development Report (SDR) was launched.

Cover of the Sustainable Development Report 2021

A flagship Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) publication the SDR tracks progress on the SDGs and analyzes key issues in sustainable development.

It is written by a group of authors led by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, President of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The SDR synthesizes metrics and data to allow all 193 countries to view how they perform on each SDG. Published by Cambridge University Press, the report outlines the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on the SDGs and describes how the SDGs can frame the recovery.

You may download the report here.

View the report launch below:


Opening Remarks Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, President, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (lead author)

Presentation of key results and findings Mr. Guillaume Lafortune, Director of SDSN Paris (co-author)

High-Level Reactions

  • Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Government of Finland
  • Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Presidency, Bangladesh
  • Izabella Teixeira, Former Minister of Environment, Brazil
  • María Fernanda Espinosa, Former President of the UN General Assembly and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense (Ecuador)

Closing remarks and outlook Dr. Christian Kroll, Co-Author of the Sustainable Development Report