Inequalities are increasing, the world population is rapidly growing, our planet is being polluted and we are running out of nonrenewable resources. Do we want the future that is coming, if we do not make changes for sustainability?
Let’s dream of The Future We Want, with green forests, varieties of flowers and animals, clean air and water, wellbeing for everybody …. and make sure it wont get lost! It is possible, it is up to us!
Join a group, raise issues and questions, share your views and experiences and coordinate action with others.
Sustainable Business. We, as consumers, investors and employees can play an important role in promoting sustainable development and combating poverty by requesting and recognizing corporations and their ethical products and practices.
In so doing, we increase the demand for ethical corporate behavior. This includes respect for labour standards, for the environment, anti- corruption, creation of values. There are leading companies planning exciting initiatives that need our recognition. One such initiative is labeling clothes so we will know how they were produced.
We have also seen the negative side of production in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh in which more than 1.000 underpaid workers died. They were the suppliers to some of the big high fashion clothing companies. Those workers did not even get enough salary to pay for health and education of their children and they died working in unsafe conditions.
Interact with others, exchange information and suggestions in The Sustainable Business Group.
No child left out. Children are born with fantastic potentials but if they do not get a chance to develop them, those potentials can be lost forever. Human development is a requirement to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Those who lack access to health and nutrition in childhood and cannot obtain a decent education have limited possibilities to benefit from economic growth, and to help their family and country progress.
A world with extensive inequalities is not just, and it is not sustainable. What can we do to create the change we need?
Participate in the No Child Left Out Group
The Millennium Development Goals. There has been considerable progress towards most of the goals but progress has been uneven.
One in four children under the age of 5 in low income countries is still undernourished and 69 million school-age children are not in school. This does not need to be our global reality. Our world has enough resources and knowledge of how to achieve basic development goals.
In September 2013, the UN General Assembly met to agree on how to keep the momentum until new development goals are set. Although ambitious, there are specific targets for critical issues that can make a big difference in the coming years. Let’s see that these targets are met! Let’s learn from each other and interact with development professionals on MDGs before and after 2015.
Join MDGs until 2015 and beyond.
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