#GlobalGoals #SDGs ==> Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.
Michael Green is part of the team that has created the Social Progress Index, a standard to rank societies based on how they meet the needs of citizens.
They are using People’s Report Cards to grade each country. On 2017, how is the progress of SDGs measured using the Social Progress Index?
2017 Social Progress Index
In response to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, which Taiwan shares, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced a short film to inform the world of Taiwan’s sustainable development efforts, showing it’s achievements in economy, society and environmental protection.The short film Taiwan: A Partner for a Better World, segues 80 images on the economy, society and environmental protection. MOFA called on the international community to really see Taiwan’s contribution to global sustainability.
There are different levels of integration of SDGs in a business.A key element is understanding the difference in terms of whether this is something you do to polish the company or its existing products? This is probably where a company looks at the goals and says “we are already doing much of what the SDGs are asking for – and isn’t this terrific!”.Where based on poor evaluation, documentation and performance, then it is likely be to greenwashing.Or is it about adjusting the core business of the company – in a direction towards what the world has agreed to are fundamental needs?
17 Goals to Transform Our World Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.
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Informed citizens and communities are also essential to the UN’s 2030 Agenda. We cannot have sustainable development when individuals are not able to deal with new choices and challenges autonomously, drawing on access to information. And we cannot have inclusive development, with no-one left behind, unless this access is real and meaningful for everyone.Libraries have long sought to do this, making sure that the world’s heritage is preserved and made accessible, allowing the sharing of knowledge between institutions and across borders, and giving children, families, students and others the chance to enjoy works which they could never afford to pay for individually.
17 July 2017: Greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report prepared by the UN Statistics Division that reviews progress made towards the SDGs during the first two years of their implementation. The report provides an overview of implementation efforts to date, highlighting areas of progress and areas where more action is required, and provided the basis for introductions to the SDGs that the High-level Political Forum focused on during its July 2017 session.