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Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

8 MDGs
author04 6 Apr 2 min read

Achieve Universal Primary Education

8 MDGs
author05 6 Apr 2 min read

Promote Gender Equality

8 MDGs
author01 9 Apr 3 min read

Reduce Child Mortality

8 MDGs
author02 7 Apr 5 min read

Improve Maternal Health

8 MDGs
author03 6 Apr 2 min read

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases

8 MDGs
author06 6 Apr 2 min read

Environmental Sustainability

8 MDGs
author07 6 Apr 2 min read

Global Partnership in Sustainable Development

8 MDGs
author08 6 Apr 2 min read

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

17 SDGs
author01 6 Apr 2 min read

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

17 SDGs
author03 6 Apr 2 min read

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

17 SDGs
author04 6 Apr 2 min read

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

17 SDGs
author01 9 Apr 3 min read

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

17 SDGs
author02 7 Apr 5 min read

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

17 SDGs
author03 6 Apr 2 min read

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

17 SDGs
author04 6 Apr 2 min read

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

17 SDGs
author05 6 Apr 2 min read

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation

17 SDGs
author06 6 Apr 2 min read

Reduce inequality within and among countries

17 SDGs
author07 6 Apr 2 min read

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

17 SDGs
author08 6 Apr 2 min read

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

17 SDGs
author01 6 Apr 2 min read

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum)

17 SDGs
author02 6 Apr 2 min read

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

17 SDGs
author03 6 Apr 2 min read

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss

17 SDGs
author04 6 Apr 2 min read

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17 SDGs
author04 6 Apr 2 min read

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

17 SDGs
author04 6 Apr 2 min read
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MDG #1

Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

author04 Wikipedia 6 Apr 2 min read 7 comments 12 favorites

"We must address the completity, multidimensionality, and interdependence of global dynamics (economic, political, cultural, social, educational, etc.) from an eco-ethical vision that proposes creative alternatives to chan%e the relations beteen human beings and nature"

from the paper: "Global Citizenship Education and Sustainable Development Goals: A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Perspective" Read in english Read in spanish

MDG #2

Achieve Universal Primary Education

author05 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 23 comments 253 favorites

The six goals established in The Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All:

  • Goal 1: Expand early childhood care and education[2]
  • Goal 2: Provide free and compulsory primary education for all[3]
  • Goal 3: Promote learning and life skills for young people and adults[4]
  • Goal 4: Increase adult literacy by 50 percent[5]
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender parity by 2005, gender equality by 2015[6]
  • Goal 6: Improve the quality of education[7]
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MDG #3

Promote Gender Equality

author01 Creative Commons 9 Apr 3 min read 12 comments 45 favorites

MDG #4

Reduce Child Mortality

author02 Creative Commons 7 Apr 5 min read 5 comments 5 favorites

Original MDG Commitment #4
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The Questionable Power of the Millennium Development Goal to Reduce Child Mortality - Elisa Díaz-Martínez, Elizabeth D Gibbons, May 2013- This paper explores the potential for distorting priorities and marginalizing, or even displacing, important human development and human rights concerns inherent in such global goal setting exercise of MDGs

MDG #5

Improve Maternal Health

author03 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 18 comments 125 favorites

MDG #6

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases

author06 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 2 comments 16 favorites

Our estimates of the number of people living with HIV are 18.7% smaller than UNAIDS’s estimates in 2012. The number of people living with malaria is larger than estimated by WHO. The number of people living with HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria have all decreased since 2000. At the global level, upward trends for malaria and HIV deaths have been reversed, and declines in tuberculosis deaths have accelerated. 101 countries (74 of which are developing) still have increasing HIV incidence. Substantial progress since the Millennium Declaration is an encouraging sign of the effect of global action. -2013 source, full text

MDG #7

Environmental Sustainability

author07 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 4 comments 13 favorites

MDG #8

Global Partnership in Sustainable Development

author08 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 28 comments 89 favorites

"Transparency can help improve the quality of government contracting. It lowers barriers to entry for firms to bid on work by providing information about previous similar contracts and gives bidders greater comfort that the bidding process will be fair. Governments benefit from increased competition as well as the experience of similar contract models from other jurisdictions, which should improve price or revenue forecasts as well as the quality of contract specifications. Civil society can use contract information to ensure that delivery of services (or the supply of revenues) matches the agreement." source

SDG #1

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

author01 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 9 comments 19 favorites

The ideal of 'ending all poverty in all its forms everywhere' is one worth pursuing.

The implication is that the 16 remaining SDGs would need to be met in order to achieve this capstone for human achievement. Lets do our best.

SDG #2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

author02 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 18 comments 76 favorites

The means of implementation are too focused on agriculture and not focused enough on enhancing food security and nutrition; therefore, it is suggested that at least one further means concerning nutritional and social policies (and investments)" - "Focus on the quality of the diet and the problem of obesity." - source (page 21)

"Agriculture across Africa must undergo a significant transformation to meet the multiple challenges of climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation. The case studies described here are just some of the climate-smart agricultural practices that already exist in Africa. This publication aims to inspire farmers, researchers, business leaders, policy makers and NGOs to take up the mantle of climate-smart agriculture and accelerate the transformation of Africa’s agriculture into a more sustainable and profitable sector." - source:Evidence of impact Climate-smart agriculture in Africa

SDG #3

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

author03 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 39 comments 328 favorites

Access to quality information about human health can make a huge difference for people's wellbeing.

SDG #4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

author04 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 5 comments 23 favorites

"Ensure that Opportunities for life-long and social learning for sustainable living and living with risk and change are reflected in adult, community, non-formal and informal learning environments."
"Education programs – particularly in non-formal settings – and when widely accessible to women and girls have broad positive effects. These include beneficial effects on family planning and mortality, social equality, economic vitality and entrepreneurship and lifting people out of poverty, food security, improved health, social coherence and political stability, and better natural resource management in developing countries." -source (page 29)

" Despite rapid population growth, the number of primary school age out-of-school children dropped by 42 per cent between 2000 and 2012, with the number for girls seeing an even greater drop of 47 per cent. The number of out-of-school adolescents also reduced by 31 per cent between 1999 and 2011; while during the same period, the pre-primary education gross enrolment ratio increased from 33 to 50 per cent."

"The poor quality of education at the primary level has resulted in some 250 million children leaving school without learning to read, write or count, while an estimated 782 million adults, 64 per cent of whom are women, still lack basic reading and writing skills."

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SDG #5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

author01 Wikimedia Commons 9 Apr 3 min read 27 comments 77 favorites

Women’s Empowerment Principles

      Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
      Treat all women and men fairly at work—respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
      Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
      Promote education, training and professional development for women
      Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
      Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
      Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality
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Glossary of terms and tools Source: WHO, Gender mainstreaming for health managers: a practical approach, 2011

by Robert Engelman, Worldwatch report 183, Population, Climate Change, and Women’s Lives

"For women, spacing pregnancies reduces the probability of dying as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 100,000 maternal deaths per year, out of a total of about 530,000, could be prevented if all women who want no more children could stop childbearing" - Wolde

Emma Watson Speech for #HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Program at World Economic Forum 2015
HeForShe Action Kit

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"Roof’s act was racist, yes, but his racism was built upon colonialism and sexism. Our hierarchies interconnect, interweaving, providing each other with support." 'How ‘benevolent sexism’ drove Dylann Roof’s racist massacre by Lisa Wade, June 21 2015

SDG #6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

author02 Wikimedia Commons 7 Apr 5 min read 9 comments 43 favorites

End Water Poverty calls on UN member states negotiating the SDGs to ensure that human rights is the framework for all the SDGs, in particular SDG 6, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene.

Make our human right to water and sanitation a reality The human right to water and sanitation was first recognised by a 2010 UN General Assembly Resolution (64/292, para. 1) –this confirmed it as a human right in itself, and a right essential to the realisation of all others. Subsequent UN Human Rights Council resolutions further clarified the meaning of the right, which was universally recognised by the UN General Assembly in 2013 (Resolution 68/157). UN

Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, explains: “This means that for the UN, the right to water and sanitation is contained in existing human rights treaties and is therefore legally binding.” - source

SDG #7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

author03 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 13 comments 47 favorites

Terms Clean development mechanism (CDM)
2.7 billion people (about 40 per cent of the world’s population) now rely on traditional biomass fuels for cooking

The annual death toll from indoor air pollution will still be over 1.5 million people—a higher rate than that from both malaria and tuberculosis.

Today, 20 per cent of the world’s population still lacks access to electricity, and a larger share suffers from persistent power failures.

"..countless acres of land deforested for palm oil undermine local well-being" -source

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SDG #7

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

author04 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 21 comments 122 favorites

SDG #8

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation

author05 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 3 comments 19 favorites

Reliable forms of energy, the availability of potable water, education, safety and security, social and economic services--all of these are made possible through resilient infrastructure. Source

SDG #9

Reduce inequality within and among countries

author06 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 19 comments 38 favorites

"Inequality is impacting social stability within countries and threatening security on a global scale." ... "This massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of fewer people presents a real threat to inclusive political and economic systems, and compounds other inequalities – such as those between women and men." - source Rigged rules mean economic growth increasingly “winner takes all” for rich elites all over world 20 Jan 2014 -paper summary, Full text Spanish French

Infographic- A World of Difference, countries vary widely in inequality by Emily Underwood

SDG #10

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

author07 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 19 comments 75 favorites

SDG #11

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

author08 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 14 comments 41 favorites

SDG #12

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum)

author01 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 29 comments 65 favorites

"Drought conditions are likely to be more frequent, more intense and longer lasting"

"Practices that promote sustainable management of forests for their role in climate stabilization can simultaneously provide multiple benefits for local communities"

"Agroforestry systems that intercrop shrubs and cacti with barley, oats, feed legumes and native vegetation have significantly reduced the cost of feeding livestock and reduced farmers’ dependence on rangelands."

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SDG #13

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

author02 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 2 comments 13 favorites

Glossary: ATDT

Keynote address by Palau's President Tommy Remengesau Jr. to the United Nations conference on 'Healthy Oceans and Seas' (4 Feb 2014)



"a key element of full implementation of SDG14 will be a new legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of high seas biodiversity. This instrument, which will be the focus of a UN Preparatory Committee in 2016–17, could provide a universal framework to establish marine protected areas on the high seas." source

"This report outlines eight steps the international community can take to restore ocean health and halt the decline of the ocean economy, including through addressing oceans in the post-2015 development agenda and ensuring that an agreement on climate change addresses ocean warming and acidification. Additional recommendations include: conserving and managing 30% of representative marine areas by 2030; rebuilding fish stocks to ecologically sustainable harvest levels; and building transparent accounting of the value of ocean assets to improve decision-making." [1] [2]

"Microplastics may be as harmful to marine life as larger marine debris, such as fishing nets and plastic bags, according to a report by the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)" 27 April 2015 -
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High Seas Alliance asking scientists to sign letter urging countries to honor the commitment made by governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 Conference. - Spanish, French



Understanding Ocean Acidification

SDG #14

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss

author03 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 19 comments 32 favorites

SDG #15

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

author04 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 54 comments 278 favorites

SDG #16

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

author04 Wikimedia Commons 6 Apr 2 min read 54 comments 278 favorites

"This goal remained vague and did not include any binding commitments for rich countries," .. The Rich Should be Held Accountable in the U.N.'s New Development Goals, Say NGOs" "What we need are 'smart' targets to hold rich countries accountable," 23 March 2015, Jens Martens, director of the Global Policy Forum in Bonn, - source