The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are a constant theme running through the entire WCP program.
• The countries of the world have agreed on the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The aim is to achieve three important things by the year 2030: end extreme poverty, fight injustice and inequality in the world and stop climate change.
• All 17 goals are important and are linked to one another, as well as to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. All goals are important in strengthening children’s rights.
• Each goal has a set of targets – 169 in total! Some of them relate specifically to children.
• The government of each country has primary responsibility for ensuring the country achieves the goals, but everyone in society needs to take responsibility and contribute to ensure the goals are met by 2030.
• The UN has stated that children must be educated about the goals and that they are key players in the work of achieving them.
• Alongside the adoption of the Global Goals, a financing plan and a political declaration were also drawn up, as well as a system to help the UN monitor achievement of the goals. All these together form what is known as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.