News: Sustainable Development Solutions Network(SDSN) has released the Sustainable Development Report,2020.
- The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
- The annual report presents the SDG index to track the performance of United Nations(UN) member states on the 17 SDGs by measuring the distance remaining to achieve each target.
- Top Countries: Sweden has been ranked first followed by Denmark and Finland.
- India: It has been ranked at 117 with a score of 61.9 out of 100.
- Sustainable Development Solutions Network(SDSN): It was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General.
- It mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for the implementation of SDGs.
- Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs):These were launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.It consists of 17 goals and 169 specific targets that are to be achieved by 2030.However,they are not legally binding.