17 Amazing Goals To Transform The World By 2030
The world is not the same anymore.
Mother Earth is our only home in the infinity of the cosmos. Despite our technological growth, we still couldn’t create a world of equality, freedom, peace, and brotherhood for everyone.
The global resources are enough for everyone, but we cannot share and distribute them to meet everyone’s needs. Yes, modern countries are close to achieving that, but most of the world still do not have access to their health.
We can be as strong as the weakest and poorest countries in the world. Hence, any gaps will surely come back as a dangerous boomerang back to us unless we create a roadmap and act upon it.
Every problem-solving effort starts with a S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) goal setting process, which is nothing but the specific problem definition. Because we cannot solve something we do not know.
Thanks to the UN for having done that for us and circulated it all around the world.
In September 2015, the UN created a roadmap for a better world. It is a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The intention is to leave no one behind because we cannot be stronger than the global community we are living in. Thus, equality is a must to achieve. With this theme, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development worldwide for all.
Let’s jump into the list.
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goal
We have got ten more years to hit the targets, and there is a lot to do.
I lived most of my life in a developing country, traveled to 17 countries, and worked with almost a dozen cultures daily. Then I relocated to the US 2.5 years ago with my family while the Fortune 500 company I used to work for offered us a new job. All these helped me see many of the world’s rich and poor parts, enabling me to make comparisons.
I can easily say that we need much more than the next ten years to hit the goals above.
I am a dreamer, someone who goes after his wild dreams, but also an optimistic realist. The difference between the poor and the rich has grown bigger over the last 20 years.
If you do not believe in me, look at the last several years` Davos Summit Reports. Almost 60 people own half of the wealth in the entire world. Many top rich people got much richer during the pandemic.
Because they have enough tools and systems and own enough money to win either when the markets go up or down. Moreover, they can manipulate the markets.
The trade wars, regional battles and conflicts, exploitation of the rich underground resources of underdeveloped countries, education gaps, access to clean water, lack of investment and willingness to invest in green energy, education gaps between developed and underdeveloped countries, increasing mobility, climate changes, global warming, and more await for immediate attention.
It will take more than ten years, in my opinion.
Nevertheless, these targets are great to act as a compass for humanity who could not yet unite to best utilize a small world’s resources in a gigantic universe.
Let’s adhere to these guidelines and share ith with the others and especially our children. We’ve got only one world, and the time is ticking away.
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Fortune 500 Corporate leader, spiritual coach, published author, & futurist. Kenan Kolday is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA and is recognized as an accomplished leader with 23 years of experience in global companies. In light of his life mission to make a meaningful difference in others' lives for a better world, he published 7 books, spent 20,000+ hours in spiritual development, coached others for 2000+ hours, delivered 120+ seminars, and led 3 start-ups & 2 transitions. Read his ROBOT WITH A SOUL TRILOGY to discover future trends and the path to self-mastery. The book unites philosophy, science, and theology, including the ancient wisdom of Hindu and Buddhist sages. too. Visit https://www.kenankolday.com/shop for all his books.