Sustainable Development Goals
Date Posted:16 September 2015 | Author: Fiona |
Have you heard of the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
"The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years."
- Do you think these 17 goals reflect a helpful agenda to frame political policies over the next 15 years?
- Too much focus on economic development?
- Which goals would you scrap?
- Any which should be added?
The Guardian article mentions that "about 1 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day – the World Bank measure on poverty". East Timor, one of the countries Tradewinds works extensively in, has an estimated 37% of the population living below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day. And though that can paint a grim picture, through the actions of the thousands of people who support Tradewinds in small ways, we are making a tangible difference to the lives of coffee farmers and their families. Buying our coffee or donating to our projects really does make a difference - we're there on the ground seeing it. Does that mean it's enough? No, nowhere near enough... not yet. But every day that we spread the word about how genuine partnerships are changing lives, we work towards a better-than-fair future.