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This report from the CSO, ‘Irelands UN SDGs 2019 – Report on Indicators for Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being’ is the third in a series of CSO publications which will monitor how Ireland is progressing towards meeting its targets under the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The previous reports published in the series are:

Goal 1 No Poverty published on 17 February 2020;

Goal 2 Zero Hunger published on 16 April 2020.

This third report in the series shows data for Ireland for each of the UN SDG indicators in Goal 3 Good Health and Wellbeing.

The 17 UN SDGs are a set of global development targets adopted by the United Nations (UN) member countries in September 2015 to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.  The UN SDGs are driving the global development agenda towards 2030 (Agenda 2030).  They address global challenges including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.  The 17 goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, the aim is to achieve them all by 2030. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and help economic growth, while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Environment Systems Research Institute (Esri-Ireland) established a project team in April 2017 to engage with a combined UN Statistics Division (UNSD)/Esri research exercise with a goal to develop and deploy a new approach for monitoring the UN SDG Indicators using geographic information systems.  The result of this exercise is a new website (Ireland's SDGs Data Hub), hosted on OSi's Geohive platform, which is Ireland’s Central Portal for all SDGs and contains indicators data on the 17 UN SDGs for Ireland.  All the indicators in this publication will be loaded onto the Geohive.  This work has been formalised through the creation of Ireland’s Institute for SDGs (IIS) - an initiative between the CSO, OSi and Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE).  The membership of the IIS will expand in the future.

Goal 3 has 27 Indicators as listed in the Table of Contents. A special feature on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic is included under SDG Target 3.3 Communicable Diseases.

This report has been divided into 6 main chapters:


Communicable Diseases

Premature Mortality

Health Care 


Health Infrastructure


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