Progress in Greece with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Overall, Greece is making headway. On Gender Equality the country scored 70.3 out of a possible 100 points.

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Why this story matters:

In July 2018, the Progress Report on the United Nation's seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) was published. This is a highly informative text by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the United Nations Global Initiative entitled "Solution Network for Sustainable Development" and it contains some interesting findings.

The 2018 survey covers, for the first time, all 193 United Nations Member States. Greece ranks 48th among 156 countries with a total score of 70.6, while in the regional group of OECD member states Greece has 76.9 points.

As for the fifth Objective of the UN’s SDGs, “Gender Equality”, Greece has registered an upward trend with an overall score of 70.3 points out of 100.

Gender issues concern contraception, school years, workforce, number of MPs and the gender pay gap (the last issue concerns only the OECD member states).

Greece has registered progress over the last four years and is making a significant progress in the indicators of the 5th target, attaining even higher positions each year. For example, in 2015, thirty-four industrialized countries were examined for the 17 SDGs and Greece ranked 30th with a 5.88 / 10 score. In 2016, Greece ranked 37th (69.9/100 score), the following year Greece ranked 38th out of 157 countries that were examined with a score of 72.9/100 and last year Greece ranked 48th among 156 countries with a total score of 70.6 recording an upward course of 70.3 points.

Details from the story:

  • Among 156 countries, the Scandinavian countries are ranked among the top three (Sweden with 85 points, Denmark with 84.6 and Finland with 83 out of 100 points), while the other seven positions of the top ten are covered by four Member States of the European Union and three Member States of the European Economic Area.
  • The last three positions belong to states of the African continent with scores well below the base of 50 points: Democratic Republic of the Congo with 43.4 points, Chad with 42.8 and Central African Republic with 37.7 points.

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