10 August, New York – Bringing Data to Life is an electronic flipping book that collects and showcases the faces and stories behind the data found in global figures on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It captures real-life stories from across the globe of people who are struggling to get out of poverty, battling the effects of climate change in their daily lives, and dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, among other challenges. The flipping book is organized by Goal, but each story touches upon multiple aspects of the SDG agenda.
These stories illustrate how intervention in one or some areas can have positive or negative impacts on other areas across the Goals and how crucial local actions are to achieve the SDGs.
The flipping book, for instance, features a story about a self-employed Kithul tree farmer in Sri Lanka, and how the International Labour Organization (ILO), a key United Nations entity in promoting Goal 8 (decent work and economic growth), is working with rural communities to keep Kithul farmers safe and this important industry alive.
The flipping book was developed by the Statistics Division of Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as a companion product to The SDG Report 2022 with inputs from the United Nations Information Centres and other United Nations agencies and organizations.
It can be found at the following link: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2022/flipping-book (also pdf version available here: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2022/SDG2022_Flipbook_final.pdf).
Also see the August edition of the Goal of the Month editorial, which looks at Sustainable Development Goal 8.