UNSDG Goal 2

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UNSDG Goal 2: Zero Hunger In the West African country of Ghana, many people from farming backgrounds are forced to find new ways to survive, as droughts, floods and erratic weather patterns upend age-old agricultural practices. According to the World Food Programme, 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change […]

UNSDG Goal 1

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UNSDG Goal 1: No Poverty In 2015, more than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, lived in extreme poverty, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is reversing the trend of poverty reduction […]

UNSDG Goal 15

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UNSDG Goal 15: Life on Land Nature is critical to our survival: it provides us with oxygen, regulates weather patterns, pollinates crops, and thus produces our food, feed and fiber. However, our nature is under increasing stress. Human activity has altered almost 75 per cent of the earth’s surface, squeezing wildlife and nature into an ever-smaller […]

UNSDG Goal 14

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Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.  Careful management […]

UNSDG Goal 16

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Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice remain a great threat to sustainable development. Establishing peaceful and inclusive societies is crucial for sustainable development as well as to provide access to justice for all and to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. […]

UNSDG Goal 11

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UNSDG Goal 11 Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable The pandemic has made it clear that urban planning is crucial for improved public health and mitigating people’s vulnerabilities to hazards, such as natural disasters. As of May 2020, 154 countries have developed some type of national urban plan. Over 90 per […]

UNSDG Goal 8

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Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create job opportunities and improve living standards. COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a global recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. As job losses escalate, the International Labor Organization estimates that nearly […]

UNSDG Goal 12

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Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Economic and social progress over the last century have been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development — indeed, our very survival — depends.  Sustainable development is about doing more and better with less. It is also about decoupling economic […]