Sustainable Development Goals and Charity
The UN recognizes that in terms of development, governments cannot act alone and that civic engagement — through volunteering & philanthropy — plays an important role in creating the desired global change.
Here are a few ways that civic engagement can benefit participants and contribute to global sustainable development:
- Raise awareness about how difficult challenges are, and push for collective action in global issues.
- Enhance trust among diverse groups & build social capital.
- Eliminate societal & cultural barriers and create cohesion.
- Build resilience through community action, and enhance the sense of responsibility for one's community.