How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

28 Pages Posted: 5 May 2020

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Osman Gulseven

Skyline University College Sharjah

Fatima Al Harmoodi

Skyline University College Sharjah

Majid Al Falasi

Skyline University College Sharjah

Ibrahim ALshomali

Skyline University College Sharjah

Date Written: May 4, 2020

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to achieve sustainable development for the service of all humanity. These 17 goals are adopted in 2015 by the member states to support many aspects of human development while addressing environmental issues. The SDGs rely on the partnerships of all member countries for the success of these goals. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has radically transformed the current state of global development. In this article, we analyze how the current pandemic is affecting the achievements of SDGs. We argue that while the deteriorating economic conditions will negatively affect most aspects of development, we might also observe some positive developments in the long term.

Keywords: Sustainable development, Human development, Pandemics, COVID-19, Partnerships

JEL Classification: Q01, Q28, Q58

Suggested Citation

Gulseven, Osman and Al Harmoodi, Fatima and Al Falasi, Majid and ALshomali, Ibrahim, How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect the UN Sustainable Development Goals? (May 4, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3592933 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3592933

Osman Gulseven (Contact Author)

Skyline University College Sharjah ( email )

Sharjah, 1797
United Arab Emirates

Fatima Al Harmoodi

Skyline University College Sharjah ( email )

Sharjah, 1797
United Arab Emirates

Majid Al Falasi

Skyline University College Sharjah ( email )

Sharjah, 1797
United Arab Emirates

Ibrahim ALshomali

Skyline University College Sharjah ( email )

Sharjah, 1797
United Arab Emirates

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