WHAT ARE THE GLOBAL GOALS?
WHAT ARE THE GLOBAL GOALS?
The Global Goals* also known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs – are a set of universal goals and targets adopted by 193 UN member states that outline a vision for the future for people and the planet. They replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expired in 2015. The MDGs were launched in 2000 to make global progress on poverty, education, health, hunger, and the environment.
The Global Goals will frame the UN member states’ agendas and policies over the next 15 years until 2030. It has been put forward as a ‘transformative’ agenda that incorporates the needs and rights of all people and groups, including those who the MDGs left behind. The goals are also universal and apply to all countries.
The new Global Goals are far broader in scope than the MDGs and now include economic, environmental, and social aspects of development.
The core challenges of quality healthcare, education, and gender equality are tackled more robustly in the new Global Goals than in the MDGs. Other important issues are included, such as ending violence against children, ending gender-based violence; building peaceful, inclusive societies; decreasing inequality, and much more emphasis on environmental factors that affect global sustainability. Gender equality, and the importance of the empowerment of girls and women, also play a vital role in the goals.
The Global Goals repeatedly state the importance of ‘leaving no one behind.’ This is critical for Humanity & Health Foundation as we strive to reach the most underserved and marginalized (both youth and adults).
HOW WILL WE CONTRIBUTE TO ACHIEVING THE GLOBAL GOALS?
The Global Goals provide a robust framework for Humanity & Health Foundation’s efforts and our collaboration with others as we work to Prevent Disease, Promote Health, & Eliminate literacy for a Sustainable Future. Target Audience: Citizens in a poor socio-economic environment. Location: Global
As a member or network partner of HHF, you must understand the Global Goals so we are crystal clear of HHF’s ultimate goal. Information and knowledge are essential to ensure we are productive and able to deliver. Hence, I will advise you to take advantage of the information posted on our Tools and Resources page and our Tools and Resources page and also check the HHF website for more information and resources every week.
In this part of the continent, people learn and advance by asking and working based on accurate knowledge. Be free to ask questions; it is better to have accurate information than inaccurate information and assumptions.
Keep this in mind –
(You can only Give what you have, You cannot deliver based on another person’s knowledge, In short, Your Knowledge determines your Horizon).
Limited Knowledge, Limited Vision, Limited Capabilities.
We will work in areas where most people have limited information and vision (though they think they know and understand). Hence, it’s imperative to be fully equipped.
Wish You the Best You Can Ever Be: Next…
Rebecca Ajibola, Board President.