What do the UN Sustainable Development Goals have to do with you?

There are 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are collectively set to help make our world a better place. What is interesting to note is that they are not just specific for a particular continent or region, but are something all active global citizens can aspire for.

What are these 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Where can you really get involved?

There are many ways that you – as young aspiring entrepreneurs – can get involved. For example, you can play an active role in ending hunger by planting a garden or coming up with innovative ideas to stand up against poverty. Organisations such as Teen Entrepreneur help to promote quality education even outside of the traditional class setting, but all of it is meaningless if you don’t grab the opportunities presented to you.

When you are well equipped, even as a young person, you should be able to create decent jobs and contribute to economic growth within the ambit of the law. You can get hold of mentors and captains of industries that are part of such organisations to learn more about industry, innovation and infrastructure.

We strive to reduce inequality by reaching out to all young people and promoting responsible consumption and production.

When can I start?

All things said and done, the first step starts with self. You need to make a commitment to yourself to excel and disrupt the norm. Once you realise that you can be so much greater and that your best days are still ahead of you, then you should consider joining in with likeminded go-getters.

Both the old and young at heart can join. We have something for everybody who is willing to think bigger than just changing their communities. We want those with a global perspective.

If you dream of becoming someone the world will remember for making positive change, then this may be for you. We all have our own goals, just be sure they are sustainable. Join today. Do it now!

2018-07-23T17:43:47+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Topical Articles|