Monitoring progress for the children left behind
When world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, they promised to ensure that no one is left behind by progress. This included ensuring that the SDGs are met by 2030 for all segments of society, and that those who are left farthest behind are reached first. However, millions of children around the world continue to face systemic barriers and gross discrimination in accessing essential services and opportunities that would allow them to reach their full potential. Children are being denied a future simply because of who they are or where they live.
To fulfil the ground-breaking pledge to Leave No One Behind, it is necessary to know who the furthest behind are, monitor their progress, and build public and political understanding about the importance of reaching them.
Navigate the below data visualisations to understand the inequalities that still persist for key SDG indicators between different groups of children, both within and across countries.