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Smart brains in action: 17 Sustainable Develoment Goals (SDGs) To Build A Better World

SDGsYou may have already seen in the news that the U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Bet­ter World (NPR):

At the Unit­ed Nations Gen­er­al Assem­bly this week­end in New York, U.N. mem­ber states are set to adopt the new Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals. The goals are meant to guide devel­op­ment pri­or­i­ties around the globe over the next 15 years.…

The MDGs dealt pri­mar­i­ly with pover­ty, edu­ca­tion and health in the poor­est coun­tries. The SDGs hit all of those top­ics but also tack­le glob­al inequal­i­ty, envi­ron­men­tal issues and access to tech­nol­o­gy.”

To learn more about this land­mark agree­ment, you can vis­it the UN’s web­site on Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals.

Many of the goals and sub­goals refer to health, edu­ca­tion­al and tech­no­log­i­cal pri­or­i­ties where the applied neu­ro­science and Sharp­Brains com­mu­ni­ty can be of great help, espe­cial­ly:

  • 3.4. By 2030 reduce by one-third pre-mature mor­tal­i­ty from non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases (NCDs) through pre­ven­tion and treat­ment, and pro­mote men­tal health and well­be­ing
  • 3.5. Srength­en pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of sub­stance abuse, includ­ing nar­cot­ic drug abuse and harm­ful use of alco­hol
  • 3.6. By 2020 halve glob­al deaths and injuries from road traf­fic acci­dents
  • 3.11. Sup­port research and devel­op­ment of vac­cines and med­i­cines for the com­mu­ni­ca­ble and non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases that pri­mar­i­ly affect devel­op­ing coun­tries, pro­vide access to afford­able essen­tial med­i­cines and vac­cines, in accor­dance with the Doha Dec­la­ra­tion which affirms the right of devel­op­ing coun­tries to use to the full the pro­vi­sions in the TRIPS agree­ment regard­ing flex­i­bil­i­ties to pro­tect pub­lic health and, in par­tic­u­lar, pro­vide access to med­i­cines for all
  • 4.1. By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys com­plete free, equi­table and qual­i­ty pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary edu­ca­tion lead­ing to rel­e­vant and effec­tive learn­ing out­comes
  • 4.2. By 2030 ensure that all girls and boys have access to qual­i­ty ear­ly child­hood devel­op­ment, care and pre-pri­ma­ry edu­ca­tion so that they are ready for pri­ma­ry edu­ca­tion
  • 4.6. By 2030 ensure that all youth and at least x% [to be decid­ed] of adults, both men and women, achieve lit­er­a­cy and numer­a­cy
  • 4.7. By 2030 ensure all learn­ers acquire knowl­edge and skills need­ed to pro­mote sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, includ­ing among oth­ers through edu­ca­tion for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and sus­tain­able lifestyles, human rights, gen­der equal­i­ty, pro­mo­tion of a cul­ture of peace and non-vio­lence, glob­al cit­i­zen­ship, and appre­ci­a­tion of cul­tur­al diver­si­ty and of culture’s con­tri­bu­tion to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment
  • 5.8. Enhance the use of enabling tech­nolo­gies, in par­tic­u­lar ICT, to pro­mote women’s empow­er­ment
  • 17.6. Enhance North-South, South-South and tri­an­gu­lar region­al and inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion on and access to sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion, and enhance knowl­edge shar­ing on mutu­al­ly agreed terms, includ­ing through improved coor­di­na­tion among exist­ing mech­a­nisms, par­tic­u­lar­ly at UN lev­el, and through a glob­al tech­nol­o­gy facil­i­ta­tion mech­a­nism when agreed
  • 17.7. Pro­mote devel­op­ment, trans­fer, dis­sem­i­na­tion and dif­fu­sion of envi­ron­men­tal­ly sound tech­nolo­gies to devel­op­ing coun­tries on favourable terms, includ­ing on con­ces­sion­al and pref­er­en­tial terms, as mutu­al­ly agreed
  • 17.8. Ful­ly oper­a­tionalise the Tech­nol­o­gy Bank and STI (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion) capac­i­ty build­ing mech­a­nism for LDCs by 2017, and enhance the use of enabling tech­nolo­gies in par­tic­u­lar ICT

We look for­ward to find­ing, every day, new and bet­ter ways to build a bet­ter world!

The Sharp­Brains Team

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