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<p>Sustainable Development Goals In Brief</p> <p>Sustainable Development Goals In Brief World Family Summit</p> <p> Prepared By Yousef Qaryouti, PhD Cairo, December 2015</p> <p> New International Agenda..On Sept. 25, 2015 world leaders adopted the agenda for sustainable development for the period 2016-2030 during the UN sustainable development summit.</p> <p>Transforming Our World- the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development </p> <p>2Y.QLeaders committed themselves and their countries to achieve this agenda during 2016-2030</p> <p>A road map for better future; a future that we all want</p> <p>This agenda came after the positive results achieved by the MDGs.The purpose of the Agenda is to address the main challenges facing humanity. Agreement on this agenda was subject to extensive negotiation and wide consultations involved all countries, international civil society organizations, stake holders and the people in general. The consensus in adopting the agenda reflects the common interest of the international community.</p> <p>3Y.QComponents of the Agenda17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 Targets as each goal have several targets.The 17 goals are considered to be of universal high priority to improve people lives and achieve dignified, more secure, and more resilient livelihoods; equitable and fair world; and protecting our planet.</p> <p>4Y.QThese goals are addressing challenges we are facing in three main domains of our life as human beings. These domains are: Social Development Economic Development Protecting the Environment.</p> <p>5Y.QThe Goals1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all</p> <p>6Y.QGoals, contd.8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation10: Reduce inequality within and among countries7Y.QGoals, contd.11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas andmarine resources 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss </p> <p>8Y.QGoals, contd.16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development</p> <p>9Y.QTargetsGoal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed couAchieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectorsPromote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services</p> <p>10Y.QTargets, goal 8-contd.Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the leadBy 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal valueBy 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or trainingTake immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms</p> <p>11Y.QTargets, goal 8-contd.Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employmentBy 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and productsStrengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for allIncrease Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed CountriesBy 2020, develop and operationalise a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour OrganizationFor full list of the goals and their targets : https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org </p> <p>12Y.QThe Family and SDGSThe family is important to the development process, and to these new SDGs in particular:</p> <p>Though the concept of family is not mentioned explicitly in the SDGs, it is part of many of them and some of the targets refer directly or indirectly to it. </p> <p>13Y.Q</p> <p>In the Words of the UN Secretary General: </p> <p> As basic and essential building blocks of societies, families have a crucial role in social development. They bear the primary responsibility for the education and socialization of children as well as instilling values of citizenship and belonging in the society. Families provide material and non-material care and support to its members, from children to older persons or those suffering from illness, sheltering them from hardship to the maximum possible extent. [ ] The very achievement of development goals depends on how well families are empowered to contribute to the achievement of those goals. Thus, policies focusing on improving the well-being of families are certain to benefit development. </p> <p>14Y.QLessons Learnt Indicate that:1.Child Poverty. The new promising approach to child poverty is two-generation approaches. Instead of focusing in children and parents individually, a family approach is the most effective one. 2. Population Ageing. Active ageing within families allows people to realize their potential for physical, social, and mental well-being throughout the life course . 3. Healthy Lives. A family-centered approach to health care can improve the quality of care and help control rising costs, from prevention to chronic care.4. Quality Education. When policies and programs are family-focused, they often are an efficient investment of public resources for promoting youth school success and an effective means for achieving lifelong learning.5. Unpaid Domestic Work and Care. Household production constitutes an important aspect of economic activity which contributes in different ways in the national economic growth. 6. Domestic Violence. Gender equality and gender stereotypes, respect of environment and many other values and norms, are learned in the family, and it is there where it should be first prevented.7. Youth Unemployment. Work values and sense of productivity are deeply rooted within the family system. Active family support will help young people to cope better in the world of work. </p> <p>15Y.QConclusionAchieving SDGs will be a turning point in the human history, where peace, equality, prosperity, social justice, and dignity of individuals and societies will prevail.Each one of us has a role to contribute for this noble cause.Family organisations are encouraged to develop their own strategies at the national and the international levels to positively influence the implementation of SDGs. 16Y.QThank you for your kind attention 17Y.Q</p>