A Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact lives and livelihoods, a health crisis has quickly become a human and socio-economic crisis, impeding progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whilst also making their achievement even more urgent and necessary.
There are only 10 years left to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That’s why world leaders, at the SDG Summit in September 2019, called for a Decade of Action, pledging to mobilize financing, enhance national implementation and strengthen institutions to achieve the Goals by the target date of 2030.
Accelerated efforts are needed to boost sustainable solutions to the biggest challenges we face. The Decade of Action asks for transformative economic, social and environmental solutions. We will need inspiration and creativity at global, local and individual levels – from national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, academia and youth. A transformative recovery from COVID- 19 should reduce the risk of future crises and re-launch the Decade of Action.
People gets involved to support the global goals
Nations, organizations and people from all the corners of the world are working together to address the present and future challenges from different areas, for a better future for humanity. To collect and share information about inspiring actions being taken to push the needle on the SDGs around the world, UN DESA has developed an online “SDG Accelerations Actions” database that currently includes over 200 initiatives by governments and stakeholders alike. The Government of Egypt is launching the new phase of its housing plan for all, which has received a EGP 10 billion investment to alleviate housing inequality and provide decent housing for slum dwellers and curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. The University of South Africa will offer Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development from 2022, aligned with the 2030 and 2063 Agendas, and aims to award degrees to 50 graduates by 2023. UNDP Colombia is supporting the national government to improve ecosystem connectivity and biodiversity conservation of 60,000-80,000 hectares of productive landscapes in Amazon region, benefitting the livelihoods of 4000 people by 2024.
Take part in the Decade of Action!
Don’t be left behind. Join our community in supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developments. Share your story of sustainability on social media using #SDGs and #GlobalGoals and register your SDG Acceleration Actions on SDG implementation! You can also follow the monthly SDG calendar to promote your own Goal-related material and be inspired by the editorial package provided by the UN Department of Global Communications every month.
For more information: Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs
Source: UNDESA Voice