SDGs 16 AND 17: PEACE, JUSTICE AND PARTNERSHIPS

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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. Between $5 and $7 billion dollars a year are needed to meet the 17 SDGs according to the UN: a figure that has proved unattainable as yet.

One out of every five women and girls have been the victim of physical or sexual aggression by their partners (UN, 2017); nearly 21 million people are the victims of trafficking; 68.5 million have had to leave their homes owing to armed conflicts or persecution (UNHCR, 2018); and 10 million people are stateless (UN, 2018).

Threats of wilful murder, violence against children, human trafficking and sexual violence must be tackled to create peaceful and inclusive societies. Even though official aid increased by 66% from 2000 to 2014, humanitarian crises caused by conflict and natural disasters require more resources and financial aid.

As a result, promoting more just, peaceful and inclusive societies and revitalising Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development have been become the sixteenth and seventeenth of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, duly adopted in September 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda.

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IBERDROLA COMMITS TO WORLD PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Iberdrola group participates in projects and initiatives to facilitate the attainment of SDGs in those countries where it operates and elsewhere in the world. In Spain, it is a member of the G2020 Platform, the purpose of which is to inform society to regenerate democracy, and it has been a member of the Spanish UN Global Compact Network since 2004, which aims at boosting the contribution of the private sector to SDGs. Moreover, the company promotes social initiatives through its foundations, which foster the economic, social and economic development of those places where it pursues its business activities.

The Shire Alliance is a public-private partnership which Iberdrola has joined to bring electricity to refugee camps. This initiative, which is particularly bound up with SDG 7 and SDG 17, received the Acknowledgments go!ODS award jointly granted by the Spanish Global Compact and the Rafael del Pino Foundation. Furthermore, Iberdrola Group, in conjunction with the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, promotes the Sustainable Development Goals Chair, which is commissioned with tackling the challenges raised by the international sustainability agenda.

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WHY ARE THE UN GOALS OF PEACE, JUSTICE AND PARTNERSHIPS SO IMPORTANT?

SDGs can only be attained by a commitment to global partnerships and cooperation, thus, it is essential that both national and worldwide cooperation policies be coordinated to help developing countries manage their debt and promote investments. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, between $5 and $7 billion dollars a year are needed to meet the 17 SDGs: a figure at some remove from the €142,600,000 outlaid in 2016.

Moreover, peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law are prerequisites for sustainable development and global prosperity to finally become a reality.

TARGETS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SIXTEEN AND SEVENTEEN

The targets set for 2030 are:

  • To reduce all forms of violence and put an end to abuse, exploitation and human trafficking.
  • To improve the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, in which members mobilise and interchange knowledge, technology and financial resources.
  • To promote the rule of law and guarantee equal access to justice.
  • To reduce illicit financial and arms flows, corruption and bribery in all their forms.
  • To attain a universal, multilateral trading system, worldwide macroeconomic stability and to increase exports in developing countries.