In September 2015, the UN Assembly unanimously approved its new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals replace the Millennium Development Goals and are supposed to drive policymaking on both the national and local scale towards sustainability. The definition of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 Targets has been followed by a long debate to establish the set of the best fitting Indicators.
In March 2016, the United Nations Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators, at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission ‘Better Data Better Lives’, presented its report for a final agreement on the indicators selected after a multi-step consultation process. These indicators are the ones to be measured in the near future to assess progress towards sustainable development. Read more at greengrowthknowledge.org