The climate changes and global challenges made the UN gather in 2015 to work out a plan for the future. A plan that would include every country and every human in the world. In the end, the UN managed to put together 17 sustainable development goals. These goals are the worlds common schedule for work against poverty, inequality and climate changes within the year of 2030.
All around the news today we hear about the expression of sustainable development. This simply means that we need to take cover our necessities today, without diminishing the future generations to cover theirs. As seen in the picture above all the goals are very different but every one of them is an important step to a better future.
Each of the goals would I consider as important. But personally, I think goal number 4, quality education, and number 5, gender equality, is the most important. If we start by giving everyone a good education more people get knowledge. Thus more people can help in the fight against inequality and poverty, and join the fight for health, climate, clean water, and sanitation. For the gender equality, I think the former general secretary of the UN, Kofi Annan, sums it up pretty good:
“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance”.
– Kofi Annan
For the world to achieve every goal we need commitment and participation from every corner of the world. If not these goals will be hard, if not impossible to complete within 2030. I really hope the world will take action before it’s too late!