Introducing the Sustainable Development Goals

December 6, 2017 in Education, Environment, Global Learning

Liverpool World Centre is keen to introduce our series focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, centred around our SDG session ‘Make it Your Business: Sustainable Development Goals & Supply Chains’ on Wednesday 13th December.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a series of 17 goals and 169 targets promoted by the United Nations Development Programme committed to the end of poverty, promotion of global well-being and protection of the environment by 2030. With goals including clean water, gender equality, environmental sustainability and the end of hunger, the importance of the goals for a sustainable and successful future is paramount.

The SDG’s were created to ensure the future in 5 key areas: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Each important and interconnected, the successful implementation of these goals by 2030 will transform the world into one in which everyone has an equal opportunity, with access to education, prosperity and basic necessities a right, rather than a privilege.

These goals call for action in all countries, with efforts including raising public awareness, seeking engagement of different stakeholders, adapting the Sustainable Development Goals to national and local contexts, increasing coherence across policy areas and between levels of government, assessing risk and strengthening monitoring and accountability mechanisms.

To find out more, look out for future posts and sign up to our SDG event. Looking forward to seeing you there!