Sustainable development goals in Ghana involve everybody’s participation and the country is braced for it. With poverty eradication as the focal point, the Ghanaian government is ready to make the country a better place while making the whole planet sustainable to its present and future generations. Read on to find out how.
Sustainable development refers to the ability of an economy to develop without destroying natural resources. This means it well serves the current population while at the same time securing these resources to be used by the future generations. The implementation is an inclusive agenda formulated by the United Nations to develop the planet as a whole. All countries that subscribe to the UN are part of this agenda. Sustainable development goals Ghana have been taken very seriously.
Sustainable development goals by UN – Who and what do they involve
Sustainable development goals were set by the United Nations in September 2015. This was after the completion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set in 2000 that involved eradicating poverty in the world. Although the earth wasn’t ridden off poverty, the levels reduced and it was a positive report.
SDG’s now build on the unaccomplished mission of MDGs. Basically, the brain child of these goals was poverty eradication then suggestions on how to eradicate this poverty. Sustainable development goals set higher standards for its members that rise higher aspirations to meet obligations towards the same.
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The UN has formed a committee, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to work on this.UNDP calls for action from all countries towards making a better planet. Here is a list of what exactly it involves;
List of Sustainable Development Goals – The Global Goals
Sustainable development goals 2030 will only be achieved if the pointers on how to do it are followed to the latter. Below is an overview of the same.
- Eradication of poverty in all its possible forms in the planet.
- End hunger then achieve a sustainable agriculture to ensure good nutrition and food security.
- Promote health from the primary sources.
- Provide quality education.
- Achieve gender equality and girl child empowerment.
- Ensure availability of water and sanitation.
- Provide access to sustainable energy.
- Attain decent work and economic growth.
- Improve infrastructure, innovation and industrialization.
- Reduce inequality among countries.
- Make cities and human settlements safe.
- Introduce sustainable consumption and production.
- Combat climate change.
- Conserve marine resources.
- Protect terrestrial ecosystems.
- Promote peace and justice.
- Strengthen the partnerships put in place to achieve SDGs
Sustainable development goals in Ghana – Ghana’s role
Sustainable development goals Ghana have been taken as a very serious agenda. Ms.Christine Asare, SDGs Focal Person in Ghana advised that the country focuses on economic, natural resources and socio-cultural issues to propel the country towards the 2030 initiative.
On where Ghana stands, Ms.Christine said it’s in for the race and has already conducted consultations on the individual SDGs, how to finance them and monitor progress. The Ghana president in June 2017 also assured all Ghanaians that the SDGs are in the country’s agenda and have been prioritized as follows; employment of youths, eradicating poverty, quality education, urbanization, climate change, health and role of the media. In its own terms, Ghana plans to be part of this great vision.
The UNDP is determined to achieve these goals and if all governments, citizens, civil organizations and the private sector work together then it is a manageable task.