In a bid to combat poverty and make the world a better place to live in, the United Nations (UN) assembly has declared the 20th December of every year the ‘International Human Solidarity Day’. This is to promote the culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing.
Solidarity in this context is identified in the Millennium Declaration as helping others who are suffering or benefiting the least which is an important part in strengthening International Solidarity. The International Human Solidarity Day was founded on the basis of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by world leaders in September 2015.
The SDGs is made up of 17 goals set to transform the world with focus on people and planet in the next 15 years. This succeeds the Millennium Development Goals earlier set in the year 2000 with a deadline of 2015.
Below is a list of the SDGs:
(1) No Poverty (2) Zero Hunger (3) Good Health and well-Being (4) Quality Education (5) Gender Equality (6) Clean water and Sanitation (7) Affordable and clean energy (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth (9)Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (10) Reduced Inequalities
(11) Sustainable Cities and Communities (12) Responsible Consumption and Production (13) Climate Action (14) Life below Water (15) Life on Land
(16) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (17) Partnerships for the goals
The International Solidarity Day according to the United Nations is:
• a day to celebrate our unity in diversity;
• a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements;
• a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity;
• a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals including poverty eradication;
• a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.
Join the team in ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice. This is not for the Government neither is it for the private sector or the civil society. It is our collective and individual responsibility to make the world a better place. Change begins with you!
We at Impact Africa have started this drive in ensuring that the less privileged child in Africa has access to quality education by providing support. Volunteering to support this cause is one sure way of helping towards achieving one or more of the SDGs. Make that move today and you have contributed to making the world a better place.
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“It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
― Leo Buscaglia