In September 2015, over 190 countries agreed to support the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, also known as The Global Goals. These are a set of seventeen targets, setting out a worldwide vision to ‘end poverty, hunger, inequality and protecting the Earth’s natural resources.’
What are The Global Goals?
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Delivery of the Global Goals is aimed for 2030: but this is highly ambitious. No organisation, business or even government can achieve it alone. Society, governments and the private sector need to find ways of collaborating to drive the changes required to achieve this vision. Fight Malaria has therefore been in contact with businesses, influencers, researchers and schools to help achieve and promote these goals.
Not only has Fight Malaria expanded its outreach to assist in accomplishing the goals, we have also identified, within our own operations, where Fight Malaria has the greatest potential to contribute towards realizing them.
From day one, we made it our target to help reduce the amount of waste and pollution from non-recyclable materials. We have therefore made our resources entirely online-based. We promote digital learning and online tools in an effort to reduce unnecessary pollution. We only recommend printing and handing out physical resources when absolutely necessary.
Furthermore, Fight Malaria strives to provide quality education which is accessible easily and cost free. We do not charge to use our resources and never will!
Through years of development and action, Fight Malaria has promoted and contributed towards:
– Good Health- Quality Education- Sustainable Communities- Partnership to complete the goals
Find out how you can help support, encourage and secure the achievement of the global Goals by visiting: www.globalgoals.org