The Global Challenge for Government Transparency: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda
In 2015, 195 nations agreed with the United Nation that they can change the world for the better.
This will be accomplished by bringing together their respective governments, businesses, media, institutions of higher education, and local NGOs to improve the lives of the people in their country by the year 2030.
17 Goals for People, for Planet
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Today, progress is being made in many places, but, it is being said that overall, action to meet the Goals is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required.
2020 needs to usher in a decade of ambitious action to deliver the Goals by 2030.
At the core of the 2020-2030 decade is the need for action to tackle growing poverty, empower women, and address the climate emergency.
"Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
[United Nations Org., sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/]
GOAL 1, GOAL 2, GOAL 5, GOAL 8, GOAL 10, GOAL 11, GOAL 12
TODAY: to shift our production practices for positive impact on worker well-being and sustainable production principles.
TOMORROW: Further our commitment to decent working conditions for the workers in our supply chain by developing specific targets for ethical making transparency, gender pay equality, and more employment for women who are in need.
NEXT YEAR: Continue to improve the practices of environmentally responsibility and women’s role through our Supporting Women engagement, which grants deeper integration of these principles within our business practices.
THE FUTURE WE WANT
"We acknowledge that people are at the center of sustainable development and in this regard, we strive for a world which is just, equitable and inclusive, and we commit to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, environmental protection and thereby to benefit all."
"We therefore acknowledge the need to further mainstream sustainable development at all levels integrating economic, social and environmental aspects and recognizing their interlinkages, so as to achieve sustainable development in all its dimensions."
"We also target the importance of freedom, peace and security, respect for all human rights, including the right to development and the right to an adequate standard of living, including the right to food, the rule of law, gender equality and women’s empowerment and the overall commitment to democratic societies for development."
This is definitely a start, but even helping this chain a little bit gives responsibility.
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