The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 goals set by the United Nations Development Programme. It’s an approach to a development that takes the limited resources of the earth into consideration. The idea is to create a system that is “sustainable”, meaning one that can keep going indefinitely into the future.
These goals are set for the year 2030, where we are supposed to have achieved a better world with reduced or no poverty, zero hunger, no global warming, and much more. I believe these goals are just a dream, or maybe just a bit unrealistic. Someday in the future, we may be able to achieve all these goals, but not that soon, especially not by how we are taking action.
I believe the future of our planet lies in the hands of the children, the new generations. And today, according to the UN, over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Quality education will not only improve quality of life, but it will also help equip people with the tools required to develop solutions to the world’s greatest problems. Which is why I believe the first step to creating sustainable development is by obtaining the forth of the Sustainable Development Goals, quality education.