Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa

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17 Goals to Transform Our World

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end povertyprotect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like me and you.

Do you want to get involved? You can start by learning and telling everyone about them.

Take a look at some of my recent experiences connected with some of these goals while volunteering in South Africa in the summer of 2017.

Here's also a list of actions that you can take in your everyday life to contribute to a sustainable future.

1 No Poverty - end poverty in all its forms everywhere
2 Zero Hunger - end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
3 Good Health and Well-Being - ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
4 Quality Education - ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
5 Gender Equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6 CLean Water and Sanitation - ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7 Affordable and Clean Energy - ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth - promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
10 Reduced Inequalities - reduce inequality within and among countries
11 Sustainable Cities and Communitites - make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12 Responsible Consumption and Production - ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13 Climate Action - take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
14 Life Below Water - conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15 Life on Land - protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - 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 Partnerships for the Goals - strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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