Global Goals Week: Summary

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our blog series for #GlobalGoals week and been inspired by the diverse work of Viva and our partner networks. Continue reading

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Global Goals week: Progress through partnership

Daniel CraigAs he fights for justice, James Bond is the ultimate action hero.

But, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t do it independently – he needs the guile of Q, the wisdom of M and the all-round support of Miss Moneypenny back home to achieve his numerous overseas missions. Continue reading

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Global Goals Week: Gender Equality

Tell-Everyone-Goal-5-640x742Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals focuses on Gender Equality. Gender norms and practices continue to hinder opportunities for women and girls worldwide.

The targets under this goal go far deeper than the Millennium Development Goal (MGD) equivalent. In 2000, Goal 3 of the MDGs was to ‘Promote gender equality and empower women’. This was accompanied by one target; ‘Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015.’ Continue reading

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Global Goals Week: Quality Education

775x775-global-goals.jpg__775x775_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscaleGoal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals aims to ensure that, by 2030, all girls and boys complete quality primary and secondary education, and have free and equal access to educational opportunities. Continue reading

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Global Goals Week: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages. This is number three of seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals launched by the UN last year. Perhaps it is unsurprising that this goal strikes a chord with Viva’s vision to see children grow up ‘safe, well and fulfilling their God-given potential’.

 

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Global Goals Week: Blog Series Introduction

This week775x775-global-goals.jpg__775x775_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale, whilst leaders worldwide gather in New York City for the UN General Assembly the UN is launching Global Goals Week to be an annual week of ‘action, awareness and accountability’ of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These goals were agreed in September 2015 by 93 countries who aim to achieve them by 2030. There are broad goals such as the goals “to end a hunger” to more specific targets such as “all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births”.

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