Various political analysts believe that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were agreed by UN nations in 2015 to create a better and more sustainable future by 2030, are of the highest importance. According to the UN Secretary-General, these objectives are focused on ensuring the rights, aspirations, and expectations of people, as well as the sustainability of our environment. According to the UN Secretary-General, the goal is to right historical wrongs, lessen world tensions, and set the world on the path to lasting peace. He also calls for the adoption of a rescue plan. However, according to the UN, just 15% of these objectives are now on track, many have gotten lost in a maze, and others are showing the exact opposite of the intended trajectory.
Achieving peace, combating climate change, access to education, clean water, and clean energy, as well as escaping poverty, are all interconnected objectives. However, the numerous man-made crises that the world has experienced recently, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climatic disasters, the war in Ukraine, and the effect of war on the cost of living, gravely undermined all these goals.
Members of the UN continue to pledge to take prompt action to implement the essential Action Plans for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Cooperation and leave no one behind in the various Fora. Unfortunately, all of this is just the stilted jargon of a policy that doesn’t value people and, at its foundation, doesn’t genuinely support the upholding of peace and the suggested reforms, which is why so many nations are paralyzed by their debts. As a result, there is an immense disparity between the rich and the poor and between the developing and developed worlds. I believe the G7 and international organizations are doing little to prevent the expansion of this gap for the good of humanity. For instance, the conflict in Ukraine has diverted political and financial focus away from other urgent global issues including food security, climatic disasters, inequality, and financial access.
Georgios Ardavanis – 06/10/2023