The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a United Nations publication aimed to strengthen the science-policy interface at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. Mandated in 2015 to provide follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the GSDR presents a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Led by an independent group of scientists appointed by the Secretary-General, the GSDR is meant to be an ‘assessment of assessments’ and so it is supported by contributions from a wide range of experts and stakeholders, bringing together diverse perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds. An implementation-oriented, global report it also brings together knowledge from different regions, countries, and local communities, as well as across a range of disciplines. The report development process includes an extensive call for inputs from the UN system, including the Regional Commissions; scientists; government officials; and stakeholders at all levels, including representatives of academies of sciences.
The GSDR is published every four years; the previous report launched in 2019, and the 2023 report is currently in development. The purpose of this session is to brief Member States on the progress of the current report, including key themes, areas of research, and opportunities for collaboration or input from external stakeholders.
At a later stage, Member States and accredited stakeholders will also have the opportunity to provide technical review of the draft report.