The world is currently plagued with a lot of ills that needs to be resolved in order to achieve and create a better place for all to live and dwell peacefully while enjoying their alienable rights and benefits as humans irrespective of color, tribe, race, religion or age.
Globalchange.org is a website set to fill the vacuum by advocating for sustainable development in all countries by ensuring that the seventeen global goals, world leaders are committing to are achieved.
“We are working to get the global goals onto every website and billboard, broadcast on every TV station and radio, in every cinema and classroom, pinned to every community noticeboard and sent to every mobile phone.”
It would be recalled that 193 world leaders are committing to seventeen global goals on September 25 to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. The 17 global goals grouped into different colourful boxes on the website, include; No poverty, No hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace and justice, and partnership for the goals.
Based on the website, it is deduced that all efforts are being geared in ensuring that everyone knows about the global goals and vote on the one considered most important to them.
“If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights, if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you are convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten.”
The top three global goals the world leaders will commit upon begins with ending extreme poverty. A click on a red box on the website, boldly written “No to poverty” takes us to a page with an inscription which reads; “By 2030, nobody will live in extreme poverty anywhere in the world.” It was supported with a quote by former South African president, Nelson Mandela who likened poverty to a prison in which people are trapped and needed to be freed. Poverty, he said is not natural and can be overcome and eradicated with the actions of human beings.
On the page of “Reduced inequalities” in a fucial pink color is the aim to reduce inequalities within and among countries including the aspirations and needs of others having in mind that all men are equal.
The green box leads us to the page of “Climate action” with words from famous Hollywood actor, Leonardo Dicaprio, “This is not a partisan debate, it is a human one. Clean air and water and a liveable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation.” The aim for climate Action is to strengthen resilience to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
People all over the world are thus encouraged to vote on the salient goals: “Choose any of the goals you like, share it on your social platform, think of another way to tell everyone and repeat.” In addition, it was written; “We need your help to share the goals. In conversation, on email, in debate, on products, at home, at work, at school – whatever it takes to tell everyone.”
Below the website page is the group calling for actions of change from people all over the world and some opportunities and trips that are beneficial.
Written by Mayowa Adeniran
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