The 17 Global Goals

Ratified in 2015 by all Member States of the United Nations, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompass the health of the biosphere, human society and the economy – every aspect which determines our prosperity on this Planet. Based in science, the 2030 Agenda and SDGs highlight where we are and where we need to go to ensure a dignified and quality life for everyone. Each of our choices has an impact, because everything is interconnected both biologically and technologically. Today more than ever. This map helps us measure ourselves against reality by relating data and actions, problems and solutions.

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  • 8,6% of the world's population lives in extreme poverty: 342 million people
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  • More than 820 million people around the world go hungry
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  • Globally 2 billion adults and 40 million children are overweight
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  • Worldwide, 617 million students don't meet minimum standards of reading and mathematics
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  • Women account for 39% of the workforce, but only 27% hold leadership positions
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  • 785 million people in the world don't have access to safe, clean drinking water
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  • Almost 9 out of 10 people worldwide have access to electricity
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  • In 2020 the worldwide unemployment rate was 5.4%
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  • 90% of the world's population lives in areas with internet coverage, but only half uses it because the costs are too high
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  • 1% of the world's richest population holds almost half of the world's wealth
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  • 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air. By 2030, the world is projected to have 43 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants
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  • In high-income countries, Italy included, the environmental footprint is 13 times higher than in low-income countries
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  • Italy is among the countries most affected by natural disasters, caused in part by climate change
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  • 43% of the world’s fishing resources are overexploited
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  • 75% of the world's surface has been seriously altered by human intervention
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  • Only 39% of the world's countries has an institution for the safeguard of human rights which meets international standards
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  • An invitation to join forces for the greater good
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Some tools to integrate the SDGs in our lives:

Citizens

In our everyday lives we make choices that have an impact on a larger scale. The UN has drafted a list of 10 actions for every SDG – a good starting point which can inspire greater changes in our society, the environment and the economy. Let’s not forget that with each purchase we support entire supply chains.

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Businesses and organizations

The SDGs are the only viable map to implement the sustainable development necessary to ensure the prosperity of our species. The United Nations Global Compact has jointly developed with BLab a free online platform to help businesses of all kinds integrate sustainable strategies into their operations.

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Educators

Gli SDG sono un ottimo strumento per spiegare ai bambini come garantire prosperità e benessere. Tondo come il Mondo è un kit per insegnanti e studenti delle scuole elementari, che insegna in modo pratico e ludico la ciclicità della natura e come, imitandola, possiamo proteggerla. Include esperienze da fare in classe, all’aperto e a casa.

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