The UN Global Goals program aims to achieve three things by 2030 – end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality, in order to achieve sustainable development. To achieve this, united nations must follow a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) which are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.
The goals cover a vast range of subjects including sustainable cities and communities which aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. As a result, in the planning and designing of new communities and housing projects planners both private and public need to give explicit consideration to the kind of world that is being created for the children who will be growing up in these settings. One target in particular which will help achieve this is ensuring access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
In addition, the goals encourage peace, justice and strong institutions. They promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Some of the targets set in place to achieve this are; significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere, end abuse, exploitation and trafficking and promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, ensuring equal access and justice for all.
Locality Solutions is committed to achieving these goals and they set out to accomplish safer and more cohesive communities through strengthening institutions, ultimately creating a more peaceful living environment.
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