SDG Tracker This website deserves the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the MUN world. This incredible resource breaks down each SDG, dives into the indicators by target, and provides an incredible wealth of data to inform on the Sustainable Development Goal in question. The objective of the site is to TRACK PROGRESS, so if you are researching an issue and want both up to date data and an understanding on how close the goal is to being met (and some context on why it isn’t), this will be a resource you will come back to again and again.
This website can be found at https://sdg-tracker.org/.
Using the SDG Tracker is simple, as our screenshots show. In exploring SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being you can dive into Target 3.6 : by 2020, halving the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents. You access data related to Target 3.6 by simply clicking on the world map. Using Qatar as an example, you can access road accident death rates for that country. You can also customize this graph by adding countries of your own choosing, as the comparative graph of the USA, Singapore, India, UAE and others show.
SDG Tracker is part of larger project called Our World in Data.Thanks to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Our World in Data has been able to compile a wealth of statistical data in user friendly form. SDG tracker is of course helpful for those interested in information as it relates to the SDGs and their targets, but there are other areas that delegates might find useful, such as War and Peace, Culture (including statistical information on Optimism and Pessimism), as well as Violence and Rights of Children.
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