The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly: “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” That has been shortened to “2030 Agenda.”
Unfortunately, so many people across Africa don’t know about these goals. It is easier to say that what they don’t know, they can’t work towards, not to talk of achieving. This is why we started the TeachSDGs project where we spread the knowledge of the SDGs in low income communities, through SDGs hangouts. We gather young people and then we discuss the global goals together, while inspiring each other to start taking actions on achieving the goals.