Our World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to make our world a better place. All of these goals together could allow us to accomplish three main things: End extreme poverty, Fight inequality and injustice, and Fix climate change.
World Leaders created a similar list of goals in the year 1990. Since then, those goals have led to a major decrease in the number of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from hunger. The number of young people who were able to enroll in school around the world was also increased.
Progress has been made toward gender equality and the childhood mortality rate has decreased greatly. The maternal mortality rate has been decreased and death rates associated with HIV have also been lowered. So many advancements have been made in medicine, equality, and human rights.
Many advancements have been made around the world, but there is still so much work for us to do. The Global Goals can help to bring us one step closer to a world with less poverty, less hunger, more equality, and better care for the environment.
These are the 17 Global Goals World Leaders hope to achieve by 2030:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-Being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequalities
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life on Land
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- Partnerships for the Goals
Many of these goals might seem far fetched. But a lot of the goals set in 1990 seemed unachievable as well, and we have come very close to reaching them. What matters is that people are aware that these goals have been made. World Leaders have come together to set these goals, but they can only be achieved if all of us work together.
If everyone can make a small step to make progress on even one of these goals, our world will change for the better. If we care about these goals and work toward them, one step at a time, we can make a difference. We have the ability to do so many good things. So…Let’s make it happen.
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