Fighting against cancer, combating gender violence or violence against women, campaigns to fight childhood maladies... We put on the table social action initiatives to support people who are suffering, having into account their integration and their quality of life.
Peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law are prerequisites for sustainable development and global prosperity. Accordingly, it is essential that policies be put in place both nationally and internationally to help developing countries manage their debt and to encourage investment.
Education is transformational, and promoting education for all is fundamental for the achievement of the other SDGs. Although there have been important advances in relation to school enrolment rates in recent years, much remains to be done.
No country in the world has reached equality between men and women. We need to redouble our efforts for everyone to have the same opportunities and rights, and that's how we will achieve a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Today, more than two million people do not have access to safe drinking water, basic hygiene and sanitation services, which are essential for any aspect of life and sustainable development. To put an end to this situation, $114 billion a year must be invested.
More than 700 million workers worldwide live in poverty (ILO, 2017), while gender disparities are widening. In order to achieve sustainable economic development, societies need to create the conditions necessary for people to access quality jobs, stimulating the economy without harming the environment.
According to a recent study conducted by the Baykeeper of the bi-state area, there are usually at least 165 million plastic items floating in the Port of New York and the New Jersey Estuary. The Plastic Free Waters Partnership is a pioneering initiative that is fighting to get rid of plastic in coastal waters. It is made up of organizations from the educational and public sectors, NGOs and private companies that share a common goal: the eradication of plastic waste from their waters.