The United Nations, the global podium of peace and humanity, approved the 2030 agenda which contains the Sustainable Development Goals. In September 2015, the World leaders of all 193 member states of UN agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals as the Global Goals. The 2030 Agenda which contain the Sustainable Goals carries a resolve that has potential to liberate humanity from all man-made crises. These goals focus on global challenges that are facing humankind including poverty, hunger, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice but focus forward on social and economic development and environmental protection for our better future. As these goals are broad and interdependent, they are made more actionable by identifying the specific target for each goal along with indicators to measure progress towards each target.
We live in an age of globalisation and are connected through high-speed Internet. Actually in the pursuit of global progress, we have left behind so many due to lack of compassion. So, it’s hour of need to globalise our compassion. Otherwise, how could the goals are met? It should be noticed that these goals challenge our culture of silence and passivity. They are questioning our inaction and watching our actions. As a result, there is a need of collective action with sense of urgency to achieve these 17 Sustainable Development goals that are interlinked and considered as a ” blueprint to achieve better and more sustainable future for all “. Therefore, all governments, intergovernmental agencies, business, activists must act together to put an end to all forms of crises such as poverty, hunger, inequality unemployment that have no place in civilized society.
To achieve these goals we have to work for eradication of poverty and end hunger, ensure a healthy life and well-being , impart quality education, gain gender equality by empowering all women and girls, ensure availability and sustainable water management, renewable and affordable energy, economic growth with full of productive employment and decent work, resilient infrastructure, reduce inequality, make cities and human settlements safe and sustainable, ensure sustainable consumption and production pattern, take urgent action to combat climate change, conserve oceans and marine resources , protect ecosystem, promote peace and justice for all and strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Remember: our future depends on the sustainable work we do today.
Such is the book, ‘Sustainable Development Goals ‘ is a good read, written by a young scholar Dr.Pratik Rajan Mungekar. This informative text deals with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda adopted by the United Nations. The beginning chapter, ‘Introduction ‘ defines the concept of the ‘Sustainable Development Goal’ to make its meaning clear. Besides the remaining chapters 2 to 18 deal thoroughly with clarifying 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The information provided here is not filled with heavy grammar and technical jargon. The writer’s style is so lucid. As a result, the text is not merely an interesting read that can be enjoyed from top to bottom but the work attributes a value as it offers comprehensive account of the sustainable development goals combined with thoughtful detailed discussion.