I just LOVE this article! It is time that we, the ordinary people, get involved in changing our world for the better and NOW with Global Goals and the world leaders planning to actually commit to these goals, we can actually keep them accountable for their promise.
This, of course, does not mean that we have no responsibility. Every one of us can make a difference; use your skills, your initiative, reach out to one another and make the world a happier place for everyone.
With the goals written down, we can now make more sense of the true nature of the problems around the globe. We can also see how we can go about changing these negatives into as many positives.
Don’t say you CAN’T….SAY ”YES I CAN”!
If the world’s leaders can commit to these, surely we, those actually effected by the problems, can commit to it as well.
The time for action is NOW. We should stop waiting for others to bring along much needed help while we wallow in our desperation; stop being the victim, take charge of the situation and choose YES for change. And those who worry that their contribution may not even be noticed….believe me, friends, every little contribution helps. Success is more often the result of small, careful steps, than large, leaping (and often falling down) bounds.
Will YOU commit to this change now?
Read the list of goals below….perhaps there is one that particularly touches your heart or one where you know you can definitely make a difference…get involved now.
[Read more details about these goals here.]
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 industrialization 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 Finance
[This and more on one.org. Click here.]
So, you still think you’re involvement is not necessary? You still think you’re input will not make a difference?
Why not look around you? At your community, the rural areas around your town or city….are their places out there that need a helping hand? It need not be something huge….donate books to a school, take meals to an old-age home in need, pay a visit to a creche or pre-school and read to the kids….all these little things will add up.