Sustainable World: Vision 2030

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Since childhood we’ve been taught the importance of good health, well-being and quality education. Gender sensitivity is still at the boon. Proper sanitation and clean water are basic needs to life but, did somebody know that, these will become the Global Goals one day?

I didn’t know anything about this; few days back I met my cousin and she was to make up a holiday’s project under the title SDG’s. This pinned my interest in order to research for new word that had something indeed very important to do with our basic needs.

‘Ban Ki-moon’, the United Nations Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016, stated that: “We don’t have a plan B because there is no planet B!” This thought has guided the development of SDG’s.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are the global goals, which continue to guide United Nations Development Programme policy and funding until 2030.  These came into effect in January 2016; none of us gave it much importance, but as the lead UN development agency, it is uniquely placed to help implement the Goals in 170 countries and territories may it be developing or developed nations. Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace.

The 17 Goals mission is huge but we’re breaking it down in two minutes. Let’s get to ‘em’ because in some corners of the world today; people are living on a dollar per day. Hey, that’s not how it ought to be so, here are the goals having: –

  • NO POVERTY
  • ZERO HUNGER
  • QUALITY EDUCATION
  • GENDER EQUALITY
  • CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING
  • AFFORDABLE ENERGY
  • ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • INDUSTRY INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • SUSTAINABKE COMMUNITIES
  • RESPONSIBLE CONSIMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • CLIMATE ACTION
  • LIFE BELOW WATER
  • LIFE ON LAND
  • PEACE AND JUSTICE
  • PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

The Last goal is the critical factor, the heart of the machine. It’s to strengthen the way to achieve the Goals around the globe.

These goals are to be achieved by 170 countries including India by the year 2030. The Government of India has established the ‘NITI Aayog’ to attain the Sustainable Goals. In March 2018 Haryana became the first state in India to have its annual budget focused on the attainment of SDG with a 3-year action plan. The SDG’s work in spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices today, and upgrade the quality of life in a sustainable way, so as to save the resources for the future generations too. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all the countries to adopt in accordance with the environmental challenges of the world at large. This plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peace-building, climate changes and disaster risk. These are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite everyone together to make a positive change for both people and planet!

“Poverty eradication is at the heart of 2030 agenda, and so is the commitment to leave no-one behind.” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said. “The Agenda offers a unique opportunity to put the whole world to more prosperous and sustainable development path.

To nurture the roots of SDG’s; quality education is remarkably the basic need. It’s said “Whatever bed we make, we’ve to go and lie in it”.

Let’s join hands to make this world a better place.


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Chahat Sharma (DAV College 10)

Confident girl with a balanced physical and mental stimulation that makes me focused. Discipline and dedication  are my major beliefs. Strongly opinionated.  Passionate about writing in order to create differences globally!

 

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