Following the rabbit down the hole from #UN to #GlobalGoals I stumbled upon #SDGs... NO IT IS NOT #STD and that is why I hate acronym #tags....
If you however take to twitter and search #susdev you will get a great resource about sustainable development with big and many many small companies all in conversation.
So getting back to #SDGs the Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations on sustainabledevelopment.un.org.
In my ignorance Transforming our World: The 2013 Agenda for Sustainable Development reads like a novel by Sir Thomas More. Is it's Utopia even a realistic goal? I am all for big goals but how about starting with small ones? In the opening paragraph this sentence however stands out:
"...extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development."
We cannot progress or put an end to poverty when people are not feeling safe. Maslow already proved this. To start the process to a more humane future we need to "re-humanize politics and economics based on the solidarity of ordinary citizens" (Ikeda's Peace Proposal) RIGHT NOW, and figure out the basics for peace, TODAY.
I think a good small goal to start with would be to eradicate weapons of mass destruction. An International Survey by SGI Youth Shows 91% Consider Nuclear Weapons Inhumane. Nuclear weapons are only the tip of the iceberg of what is wrong but as a human race we cannot develop or prosper with the threat of weapons of mass destruction hanging over our heads.
Collectively, the abolition of nuclear arms is a start to feeling safe, and to be free of fear. Taking a stand together, as a generation of people, is the only way to ensure a future for our kids.