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[Ambassador report] How we Youth can achieve SDGs?(Thematic Report)

by Pragati Dubey | 22-08-2021 03:47 Comments 16 recommendations 0

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Countries have committed to prioritize progress for those who're furthest behind. The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls.

The creativity, knowhow, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
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

How can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for and with children?

Awareness, action and accountability.

A girl in New York City holds a poster calling for global action to combat climate change.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a safer, cleaner and more prosperous world by 2030. Now it’s up to all of us to join forces to address the most pressing global challenges and turn goals into action.

To accelerate progress towards the SDGs for every child, UNICEF embraces a “3As” approach: raising awareness, taking action and holding decision makers accountable for progress.

1. Awareness
With the right tools and information, children and young people can play a critical role in the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, sparking action in their communities and holding leaders to account.

This is why UNICEF works to raise awareness of children’s rights – educating and engaging young people on why the goals matter to their everyday lives.

We do this through three flagship initiatives:

The World’s Largest Lesson
The World’s Largest Lesson reaches millions of children, primarily through schools. Co-founded by UNICEF and Project Everyone, the initiative offers a set of free and translated lessons, animations and activities for every classroom.

Educators can use the World's Largest Lesson to teach students about the SDGs and identify actions children and young people can take to make the goals a reality in their communities.

Comics Uniting Nations
Comics Uniting Nations works with world-renowned comic book artists and storytellers to bring the SDGs to life. Co-founded by UNICEF, PCI Media Impact, and Reading with Pictures, the library of comics has reached 20 books and counting.

Through this partnership, our Superhero Comic Contest asks children and young people to think creatively about superpowers to achieve the SDGs: Young people submit their original superhero ideas on different goal areas for a chance to work with us on publishing their own comic book.

SDG Activate Talk Series
Youth Activate Talks bring young change-makers to the stage to showcase for decision makers the ways they are supporting the goals, and to inspire others to take action. Through moderated discussions using activism, the arts, invention and innovation, young speakers welcome their peers and leaders to join them in support of the SDGs.

2. Action
With millions of children and young people becoming aware of the goals, more and more are taking action across the globe.

We commit to acting, too. From health to education to child protection, UNICEF’s work is guided by the SDGs. We support governments to act for and with children as they plan, budget and implement programmes and policies. Often our support takes the form of providing technical knowledge; assessing data availability and gaps; establishing SDG baselines; and facilitating consultations with children and youth.

Annually, UNICEF also develops key asks for governments to take into consideration as they carry forward the SDGs.

3. Accountability
Global leaders must be held to account on commitments made. At UNICEF, we help do this in two ways: (1) by collecting, analyzing and sharing data on children to monitor progress, and (2) by bringing children’s perspectives on the SDGs to decision makers to promote accountability.

In Indonesia, for example, UNICEF assisted the national government with the SDGs Baseline Report on Children to ensure no child is left behind in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the SDGs. And in Ghana, UNICEF ran a poll on youth and the SDGs through U-Report ─ a free, global, SMS-based tool for community participation. When responses indicated low awareness of the SDGs, UNICEF and the government joined forces to engage youth for positive social change.

Source: undp.org, unicef.org


Vivian Nabisere

  • Vivian Nabisere says :
    I love your report. It's deeply informative. Thank you for sharing.
    Posted 26-08-2021 07:25

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Wonderful peace of writing. Keep writing Pragati.
    Posted 25-08-2021 21:50

Pragati Dubey

  • Pragati Dubey says :
    Thanks @Miracle Joseph
    Posted 24-08-2021 23:21

Miracle Joseph

  • Miracle Joseph says :
    This is a great write up. More ink to your pen
    Posted 24-08-2021 04:37

Pragati Dubey

Pragati Dubey

  • Pragati Dubey says :
    Thankyou Mentor Yuseon!
    Posted 23-08-2021 16:23

Pragati Dubey

  • Pragati Dubey says :
    Thankyou Mentor Debbie!
    Posted 23-08-2021 16:23

Pragati Dubey

  • Pragati Dubey says :
    Thanks Tanvi, your kind comment really made my day and I am happy that my report helps you in your school project. Best of luck for your studies from whole TunzaEco Generation family!
    Posted 23-08-2021 16:22

Pragati Dubey

  • Pragati Dubey says :
    Thankyou Gokce Nur AYAZ!
    Posted 23-08-2021 16:20

Pragati Dubey

Tanvi Thankur

  • Tanvi Thankur says :
    Hi Pragati it's my first article reading here on Tunza and I really like reading it a lot, it will help me on my school project. Thanks for writing it.
    Posted 23-08-2021 15:41

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Hi Pragati,

    This is your mentor Debbie. :)
    I enjoyed reading about Sustainable Development Goals in the article. It's interesting how you later on focussed on children! I think when writing an article it's really important that we focus on a specific issue to talk about - well done! :D Enjoyed reading your insights too.

    Posted 23-08-2021 02:13

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Hi Pragati,

    This is your mentor Yuseon:D

    Thanks for the detailed report regarding SDGs. They may be selected by experts and high officials, it is indeed the youth's responsibility to keep it on and recognize their importance, and carry out what is needed. Awareness of the situation and how seriously environmental issues should be recognized might be the most important step.

    Thanks for sharing this report!
    Posted 23-08-2021 01:25

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Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Pragati sis,

    I do hope you are fine there and doing great with your works,
    This is really really so informative article on SDGs such a details one,

    I could get much information from your article,

    Keep writing,

    We are eager to read much more from you in coming days too,

    Posted 22-08-2021 06:35

Gokce Nur AYAZ

  • Gokce Nur AYAZ says :
    This is great! Thank you for sharing this with us :)
    Posted 22-08-2021 04:36

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