SDG 1 - No Poverty
Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it's an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands every single day of the year. Together, we can feed the hungry, wipe out disease, and give everyone in the world a chance to prosper and live a productive and rich life.
It's the 21st century and yet we come across persons who still suffer from poverty which leads which causes not only personal growth but as well as the entire economy. It's time for all of us to join hands and raise the individuals suffering from poverty by giving them the opportunity to growRead More
SDG 02 - Zero Hunger
Hunger is the leading cause of death in the world. Our planet has provided us with tremendous resources, but unequal access and inefficient handling leave millions of people malnourished. If we promote sustainable agriculture with modern technologies and fair distribution systems, we can sustain the whole world’s population and make sure that nobody will ever suffer from hunger again.
In recent decades, people have dramatically changed their diets and eating patterns as a result of globalization, urbanization, and income growth. They have moved from seasonal, mainly plant-based and fiber-rich dishes to high-calorie diets, which are high in refined starches, sugar, fats, salt, processed foods, meat and other animal-source products. A combination of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles have sent overweight and obesity rates soaring in Sri Lanka and around the world.Read More
SDG 03 - Good Health and Well Being
Over the last 15 years, the number of childhood deaths has been cut in half. This proves that it is possible to win the fight against almost every disease. Still, we are spending an astonishing amount of money and resources on treating illnesses that are surprisingly easy to prevent. The new goal for worldwide Good Health promotes healthy lifestyles, preventive measures, and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.
Sri Lanka is recognized globally for its health achievements and is one of the top performers in SDG 3. The country can further sustain and accelerate its progress through the development of a National Action Plan on Health and Well-Being with aligned and harmonized support of multilateral agencies. The commitment by the Government of Sri Lanka has c]been doing this process in a participatory, innovative and accountable manner.Read More
SDG 04 - Quality Education
Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on quality education in a country is increasing day by day because schools are closed. Worldwide students are still affected by closed institutions, moreover, most vulnerable children and those unable to access online learning are at an increased risk of never returning to school. Sustainable development forces education as a human right but even being forced into child marriage or child labor. Today, more than 262 million children and youth are out of school. Six out of ten are not acquiring basic literacy and numeracy after several years in school.
Sri Lanka has accomplished close to all-inclusiveness in youth proficiency rate, school enlistment, and essential training culmination. Working on the quality and significance of instruction, expanding admittance to higher and professional schooling, normalizing non-state training, and fortifying the linkage among general and professional schooling remain difficulties. The country can further sustain and accelerate its progress through the development of a National Action Plan on Quality Education with aligned and harmonized support of multilateral agencies.Read More
SDG 05 - Gender Equality
As of late, COVID-19 has unfavorably influenced sexual orientation fairness as financial effects because of the increment of youngster marriage, brutality against ladies and young ladies has increased. The emergency presents the chance to re-shape and revamp frameworks, laws, approaches, and establishments to propel sex correspondence. The pandemic has featured work at home is influencing ladies excessively. Ladies have assumed a basic part in the reaction to COVID-19, as bleeding-edge wellbeing suppliers, care suppliers, and supervisors, and heads of the reaction and recuperation endeavors. New gauges dependent on overviews from 2000 to 2018 affirm that almost 1 out of 3 ladies, that is 736 million ladies, have been exposed to physical and additionally sexual brutality by a spouse or cozy accomplice or sexual viciousness by a non-accomplice essentially once in the course of their life since the age of 15 – a number that has remained to a great extent unaltered over the previous decade.Read More
SDG 06 - Clean Water and Sanitisation
One in three people lives without sanitation. This is causing unnecessary disease and death. Although huge strides have been made with access to clean drinking water, lack of sanitation is undermining these advances. If we provide affordable equipment and education in hygiene practices, we can stop this senseless suffering and loss of life.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to ensure that people across the world have access to unpolluted water and sanitation by the year 2030. Access to clean water and sanitation is a basic human right determined by the UN. With the spread of coronavirus pandemic it is estimated that globally, three million people lack handwashing facilities at home.Read More
SDG 07 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Renewable energy solutions are becoming cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day.Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the planet, which is why we have to change the way we produce and consume energy. Implementing these new energy solutions as fast as possible is essential to counter climate change, one of the biggest threats to our own survival.
The energy sector plays an important role in sustainable development in Sri Lanka. The performance of the sector is implicated with a mix of achievements and challenges. A major achievement in the energy sector is the near universal coverage of domestic supply of electricity, reaching nearly 100% households in the country (Target 7.1). This has been achieved by persistent efforts of the Government through the rural electrification programmes of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the state-owned enterprise entrusted with the responsibilities over power generation and distribution.Read More
SDG 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Decent work means opportunities for everyone to get work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the work place and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration. In the decades before 2019, most of the countries located in the Asia- Pacific region there was a good and positive economic and employment growth in labor market.
SDG 8 offers a framework for countries to implement a mixture of policies aimed at countries to implement a mixture of policies aimed at promoting growth and productivity without harming the environment and generating decent work that respects core labor rights as an effective pathway to inclusive growth.Read More
SDG 09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Investment in infrastructure and innovation are key drivers of development and economic growth. Mass transportation as are the growth of new industries and information and communication technologies. Technological progress is also a one of key factor of both economical and environment challenges, such as providing new jobs and promoting energy efficiency. Promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation, are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development.
Sri Lanka is a proud small island of several innovations. The people in the country are full of bright heads. Most of the young people have involved in innovations and inventions. The youth make nearly a quarter of the population in the country. Therefore, it is very important to respond them in a positive manner in every aspectRead More
SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities
Too much of the world’s wealth is held by a very small group of people. This often leads to financial and social discrimination. In order for nations to flourish, equality and prosperity must be available to everyone - regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or economic status. When every individual is self-sufficient, the entire world prospers.
Inequality within and among countries is a persistent cause for concern. Despite some positive signs toward reducing inequality in some dimensions, such as reducing relative income inequality in some countries and preferential trade status benefiting lower-income countries, inequality still persists. On the economic front, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased global unemployment and dramatically slashed workers’ incomes.Read More
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
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SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources. But we have not utilized them responsibly and currently consume far beyond what our planet can provide. We must learn how to use and produce in sustainable ways that will reverse the harm that we have inflicted on the planet.
The COVID-19 pandemic offers countries an opportunity to build recovery plans that will reverse current trends and change our consumption and production patterns towards a more sustainable future.Read More
SDG 13 - Climate Action
Every country on every continent is affected by climate change. It is having an impact on national economies and affecting the lives of people. Weather patterns are shifting, sea levels are increasing, and extreme weather is getting quite often and extreme. According to the reports, the period between 2010-2019 has been recorded as the warmest decade that has been recorded so far. Emissions of greenhouse gases are now more than 50% higher than they were in 1990.
The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, intends to enhance the global response to climate change by limiting global temperature rises below 2 ° C over pre-industrial levels this century. The accord also aims to improve countries' ability to deal with the effects of climate change by providing appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework, and a strengthened regulatory framework.Read More
SDG 14 - Life Below Water
The ocean is at the heart of the global processes that keep the Earth habitable for humans. The sea provides and regulates our precipitation, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe.
However, due to pollution, coastal waters are currently deteriorating, and ocean acidification is having a negative impact on ecosystems and biodiversity. Small-scale fisheries are also suffering as a result of the severe anthropogenic factors that degrade the oceans and water bodies. Pollution and eutrophication are causing a heavy deterioration on coastal waters. Coastal eutrophication is anticipated to increase in 20% of significant marine ecosystems by 2050 if no action is taken.Read More
SDG 15 - Life on Land
Plant life accounts for 80% of our diet, and agriculture is a vital economic resource for us. Forests encompass 30% of the Earth's surface, provide essential habitat for millions of species, are major sources of clean air and water, and are critical in the fight against climate change.
Terrestrial ecosystems supply a variety of products, such as providing raw materials for building and energy, food, and also provide a variety of ecosystem services, such as carbon capturing, soil quality maintenance, providing habitats for biodiversity, and water quality management.Read More
SDG 16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society. Yet, persecution, injustice and abuse still runs rampant and is tearing at the very fabric of civilization. We must ensure that we have strong institutions, global standards of justice, and a commitment to peace everywhere.
Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice remain a great threat to sustainable development. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018, the highest level recorded by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in almost 70 years. In 2019, the United Nations tracked 357 killings and 30 enforced disappearances of human rights defenders, journalists and trade unionists in 47 countries.Read More
SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. International investments and support is needed to ensure innovative technological development, fair trade and market access, especially for developing countries. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative.