SDG 14: LIFE BELOW THE WATER
The United Nations has chosen 17 sustainable development goals to transform our world by 2030; these include ending poverty to protecting oceans and rainforests. The reason for such goals is perfectly stated by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with his statement: "there can be no Plan B, because there is no Planet B," so sustainability is not just an aim but a need for our future.
Goal 14 is “Life Below Water,” means the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
SDG 13: CLIMATE ACTION
In regards to the Sustainable Development Goals, Seychelles, (ever since 1966 when the United Nations initiated) has and is still working on numerous tasks contributing to the objective set as climate action
SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Consumption and production are at the core of the global economy. Yet current unsustainable production and consumption patterns lead to deforestation, water scarcity, food waste, and high carbon emissions, and cause the degradation of key ecosystems. Accomplishment of this goal will create synergies and support attainment of other goals on food, water and energy, while also contributing to climate change mitigation.
SDG 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Don’t break the bridge, bridge the gap, to have qualities of two timeline, the past and the present.
Let’s not invent without considering past ideas and resources. If we continue with inventions and taking no consideration of the past, this might result in a destructive evolution instead of a constructive one.
So let’s bridge the gap and make it a constructive evolution.
SDG 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES
In 2015, UN member countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Campaign, known as Project Everyone, introduced the term Global Goals and is intended to help communicate the agreed SDGs to a wider constituency, accelerating the creation of a fairer world by 2030, where extreme poverty has been eradicated, climate change is properly addressed and injustice and inequality are unacceptable. Let us get to it then, everyone met Goal 10 ‘Reduce inequality within and among countries’; learn what has been done, what is yet to be achieve and what you can do to support the targets of this goal.
SDG 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Have you used the internet today? Logged on to Facebook? Watched a YouTube video? Googled a word you didn’t know and instantly found its definition? If so, then you are part of the 3.4 billion out of a 7.4 billion world population that has access to the internet. It may even surprise you to know that 4 billion people still do not have access to the internet, with 90% of this number of people being from developing countries.
SDG 8:DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Nelson Mandela once famously quoted, ‘The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow’. This is a view which is widely accepted as an engine of current and future growth. Yet, global unemployment skyrocketed from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012 within which 75 million young women and men were affected. Employment is often viewed as a stepping stone for youngsters upon the completion of their higher education. What if you are one of the 150 million children enlisted in child labour? Or what if you are one of the estimated 780 million individuals who are working in subpar conditions and earning insufficient income to escape poverty. These scenarios are precisely what SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth aims to alleviate.
SDG 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
‘Energy can neither be created nor destroyed’. This is the law of conservation of energy; arguably one of the most revered laws of science. Determined to transform our world, the UN has also incorporated energy at the heart of its Sustainable Development Goals as SDG 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY.
SDG 6:CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Our planet’s surface comprises of less than 30% dry land and more than 70% water. To put it differently, for each area of land on our planet’s surface more than twice that is covered with water. So what’s all the hype about no water?
Well, of all of Earth’s water approximately 97% of it are oceans, seas or bays. The remaining 3% is spread out as underground water, glaciers and ice, water in our atmosphere, and surface water like lakes and rivers.
SDG 5:GENDER EQUALITY
SDG 5 is about achieving gender equality and female empowerment. While the world has achieved some progress toward this goal under the UN Millennium Development Goals, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
The lack of equality between women and men is a serious obstacle to sustainable development and growth. This goal is about providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes. This goal is about eliminating violence, discrimination, and harmful practices toward women. This will undoubtedly benefit societies and humanity at large, and fuel sustainable economies.
SDG 4: QUALITY EDUCATION
Quality education for a youth today equates to the success of a country’s future tomorrow”..“All the SDG’s come down to education…” — Malala Yousafzai ...”
‘Education is the Key to any countries successes and I will always advocate that the future of any country lies in its youth, investing in them
SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies until 2030. Amongst the seventeen goals, goal number three is specifically related to health. Health, however, is also related to most of the remaining sixteen goals, such as reducing poverty (Goal one), improving education (Goal 4), and providing access to clean water and sanitation (Goal six).
SDG NO.2 - ZERO HUNGER
Actions on ending world hunger have become more pronounced since the world community set the millennium development goals (MDGs). It has been seen that the most effective way to end world hunger is to transform the way the world does development. Such a pressing matter needs to be tackled in unity and it is therefore the reason why the UN put it as a Sustainable Development Goal as SDG 2: NO HUNGER
SDG NO.1 – NO POVERTY
You walk into a gallery and see two pictures on the wall. The first one depicts wealth and a world of plenty. A world where billions of people are living longer thanks to modern healthcare, and where education institutions are brimming with eager students. The caption reads that the world economy is estimated to produce an outstanding $90 trillion worth of output per year. An unprecedented figure.