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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

WHAT: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. WHY: Without a global commitment to the sustainable development goals, they serve as little more than good intentions. The will and cooperation of the United Nations is the backbone that can drive global change. This also means ensuring fair and continued…
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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

WHAT: Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030. WHY: More than 40 percent of people around the world are currently affected by water scarcity – a number which will only grow as a result of climate change. HOW: Investing in infrastructure and sanitation facilities is crucial for obtaining this…
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SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

WHAT: Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030. WHY: Our consumption of fossil fuel has been and continues to be the primary driver of global climate change. At the same time, more and more people demand access to cheap energy, which provides the basis for a good living standard. However, one in seven people…
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

WHAT: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. WHY: Without infrastructure and innovation, there are little grounds for a society to develop and thrive. The same is true for the growth of new industries, information, and communication technologies. For many nations, lacking infrastructure is a severe hindrance to growth, which stands…
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SDG 14: Life Below Water

WHAT: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. WHY: Our oceans absorb 30 percent of manmade carbon dioxide. The added greenhouse gasses to the oceans leads to acidification, which results in habitat change for marine life and for extensive coral bleaching. As well, the carbon dioxide absorbed by the…
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SDG 1: No Poverty

WHAT Eradicating poverty in all its forms. WHY According to the UNPD, eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Across the globe, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day. For many, lacking food, clean drinking water, and sanitation, is a part…
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

WHAT To achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. WHY The growth rate for employment is slowing, with widening inequalities and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labor force. In 2015 more than 204 million people were unemployed. Furthermore, as of 2017, there were…
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The Global Goals: 3 years on in Sustainable Thought and Action

It has been 3 years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched. This anniversary is both a celebration and a gentle global reminder for committed cross-sector, multi-stakeholder action. Global Ambitions: 17 Goals Since 2015, the larger global ambition has been to slow down climate change, end poverty, and tackle inequalities within and between countries.…
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SDG 3 : Good Health and Well-being

SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all The Concept of Good Health The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Today, there is increasing evidence that many factors influence a person’s mental and physical health. Thus, financial risk protection and…
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SDG 16 : Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Strong Institutions: A Measure of Good Governance Good governance relates to consistent management of an organization or country. It provides for proper oversight and accountability regarding budgets, power-sharing, and transfer of…
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