Tag - Sustainable Development Goals

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Goal #6: Water and Sanitation – World Water Day
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Goal #10: Reduce inequalities in the world
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Sustainable Development Goals

Goal #6: Water and Sanitation – World Water Day

At the beginning of 2016 we talked about the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 goals created by 193 UN’s member States and which are within the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. You can read more about the Sustainable Development Goals here.

Today all the world celebrates the World Water Day and we want to take this day to talk about the goal number 6 which is based on ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

The water is an essential element of sustainable development, in other words, clean and accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. Water resources and the range of services offered by them have a key role in the reduction of poverty, the economic growth and the environmental sustainability.

According to UN’s data, water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise. Although since 1990, 2.6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources, the decreasing availability of safe water is a big issue that worries all continents.

If in 2030 we want to ensure the global access to safe and affordable drinking water, we should implement the adequate investments in infrastructure, provide health facilities and encourage safe hygiene practices at all levels.

In order to reduce water scarcity, we have to protect and recover the water-related ecosystems including forests, rivers or the mountains. Also, a strong international cooperation is necessary to stimulate the water efficiency and add treatment technologies in development countries.

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This year, the World Water Day has the motto “Better Water, Better Jobs”. According to United Nations, almost half of the world’s workers work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights. The theme in 2016 — water and jobs — is focusing on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods – and even transform societies and economies.

Today is a day to reflect about water function and propitiate improvements for the population who suffer water-related problems. To end this post, we show you the World Water Day 2016 official trailer.

We can take bold action to address water inequity as part of our efforts to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Worldcoo team.

Goal #10: Reduce inequalities in the world

Few weeks ago we were talking about a goals (Sustainable Development Goals) that 193 UN’s Members had approved in order to reach 3 extraordinary purposes: ending extreme poverty, fight against inequalities and injustice and combat climate change.

Since the beginning of 2016 until December 31, 2030, different economies, companies and citizens of the world will have to follow the itinerary marked by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

A days after, Oxfam Intermon NGO published a report in which talked about inequalities there are in the world. The report called “An economy for the 1%” has the aim of this report is to end with the privileges and the concentration of power to slow the extreme inequality.

Today, we are creating an infographic with the most relevant data we have found about inequalities in the World and in Spain. If you want to read the whole report, you can download it in Oxfam Intermon webpage.

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Growing economic inequality harms everybody as it weakens the growth and the social unity. But is the poorest population who suffer their worst consequences.” – Oxfam Intermon

Oxfam Intermon has made this report to demand the governments to work hard for having more redistributive societies and get a social justice. Furthermore, for the future government in Spain, the NGO has asked a new law against tax evasion with more effective steps and with greater control.

Oxfam Intermon also asked social steps that guarantee, among others, a minimum incomes for all homes, increase the minimum salary to 1.000€, reduce the salary gap between women and men and promote recovery of 0,4% of international development aid.

It is time for world leaders in this era of modern capitalism work together on all governments to change the system and make it more inclusive, equitable and sustainable” – Lady Lynn Forester

The Worldcoo team.

Sustainable Development Goals

At the end of September 2015, 193 UN’s Member States met to endorse the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 targets in order to reach 3 extraordinary purposes over the next 15 years: ending extreme poverty, fight against inequalities and injustice and combat climate change.

The reason to create these 17 goals is the following, at the end of 2000 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched with a deadline of 2015 but then a new Agenda had to be created. For that reason in 2002, the countries agreed to set up an open-ended working group to develop a set of sustainable development goals. It was agreed that the summit of the new Agenda adoption would have taken place from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals looking forward to complete what the Millennium Development Goals could not accomplish. These goals are broad and ambitious in scope as the interconnected elements of sustainable development will be addressed: the economic growth, social inclusion and the environment protection. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasising that no one should be left behind.

In the following image we show you the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:

Sustainable Development Goals

With the 2016 arrival, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has started. Since the beginning of 2016 until December 31, 2030, different economies, companies and citizens of the world will have to follow the itinerary marked by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people. They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.” – said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UNEP has created an interactive page where you can find out more about different points that make up each goal. Furthermore, you will be able to use an interactive resource where you may discover the different pathways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Worldcoo team.  

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