United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 provides, at its heart, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These 17 Goals shared worldwide were set after the acknowledgment of a clear unsustainable economic, social and political development across the globe. The SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries -developed and developing- in a global partnership. The SDGs are the culmination of decades of collaboration between countries and the UN to concretize the burning necessities of the world and the relationships between them. SDGs recognize and intertwine several significant universal issues, such as SDG 4: “Quality education” as a forum to empower people and tackle SDG 10 “Reduced Inequalities”.
Youth Mayors strives towards these goals in every project we kickstart and share in our platform. As a think tank of young minds, Youth Mayors seeks to address the SDGs and give them the role they deserve in tackling urban challenges in Maastricht and in the world. Although our mission to improve urban development within and without lends us to working towards SDG 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” more, we believe in the interdependence and connection of all SDGs with each other. As we hold true that while promoting one SDG we are impacting others, we believe that any of the projects shared in our platform tackle more than one SDG and from diverse approaches.
We encourage other changemakers to reflect on the SDGs their aiming at and their inherent impact on many others. And to keep making a change!!!