COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on flaws in the way our society functions. The SDGs have been challenged but they will also provide the remedy.
It is essential that all nations pull together to confront an overwhelming common threat. So why is isolationism and infighting so visible, and how can we respond effectively and in concert?
The SDGs will be central to restoring wellbeing in the wake of the pandemic and protecting against future shocks. “Building back better” means re-engineering economies, with the SDGs as guiding principles.