The Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals
These are the goals pimped into short Tweet-versions and only140 characters. Made for you and everybody else who most likely never will read the full versions.
Thats the thing, who reads all of that stuff? 17 goals, 69 sub-goals, 15.000 words and 100.000 characters? Well, I did back in 2015 and I was blown away by the bold ambitions. I then re-wrote them into short versions and shared them here and there in an ambition to get more people to learn about them. And then put pressure on their politicians: –We know what you signed, folks!
– SMALL (140 characters)
– MEDIUM (500 characters)
– LARGE (1000 characters)
But I also felt that the UN had missed one crucial point: The call to action. Each goal was described with the very best of intentions – but without the verbs. No call. No action. Here's two examples:
Goal No 1: No poverty
Goal No 1: End poverty everywhere
Goal No 4: Quality education
Goal No 4: Fix education for all
Anyway, film photographer Jana Julian and I then travelled to four continents and asked people if they have ever heard of the "The United Nations Agenda 2030" and the SDGs, and we set up beach parties to talk about these new bold visions and goals under the concept "The Beach Party Agenda". Embracing the sun, wind and water...a crazy idea:-)
Here you go, the verb tweet versions:
1. END POVERTY EVERYWHERE
End poverty for all. Fix floors and coverage to all. Ensure security, sound rights and life development for all.
2. END HUNGER EVERYWHERE
End hunger for all. Fix sustainable food production. Secure gene banks for animals and plants. Secure global food trade and pricing.
3. FIX HEALTH FOR ALL
Fix health care, coverage, security and medicines for all. Combat early deaths, illness and diseases. Support medical research and training.
4. FIX EDUCATION FOR ALL
Get all kids into school. Access for all to education and universities. Teach all to read, count and learn global sustainable citizenship.
5. FIX SAMESAME FOR ALL SEXES
End all discrimination, violence, moral and sexual exploitation against girls and women everywhere. Ensure equal rights to empower women.
6. FIX WATER FOR ALL
Fix safe drinking water and hygiene for all. Better quality by less pollution. Fix efficiency, safe reuse and protected water eco-systems.
7. FIX ENERGY FOR ALL
Fix affordable energy for all. More support for renewable energy development and technology. Double efficiency in global energy rate.
8. FIX WORK FOR ALL
Fix work for all men and women. Fix youth unemployment, education and training. End slavery, trafficking, child soldiers and child labor.
9. FIX RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
Fix resilient infrastructure to support growth, human well-being and development. Fix a sustainable industry and more access to the Internet.
10. END INEQUALITY
Achieve income growth for the lowest paid. Empower social, economic and political inclusion. Adopt social policies to achieve equality.
11. FIX SAFE CITIES
Fix basic housing for all. Upgrade slums and fix sustainable transportation. Act against climate change and improve resilience to disasters.
12. FIX SUSTAINABLE LIFE STYLE
Implement programs on sustainable consumption and production everywhere. Halve global food waste at all levels. Phase out fossil-fuel.
13. COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
Strengthen global resilience. Integrate climate change measures everywhere. Support climate change education, awareness and management.
14. NURSE ALL OCEANS
Reduce marine pollution of all kinds. Protect marine and coastal ecosystems from adverse impacts. End destructive fishing practices.
15. NURSE ALL LAND
Ensure sustainable use of freshwater ecosystems, in forests, wetlands, mountains and dry-lands. Fix a land degradation-neutral planet.
16. FIX PEACEFUL SOCIETIES
Reduce all forms of violence. Ensure equal access to justice. Combat crime. Fix legal identity for all. and protect fundamental freedoms.
17. SHARE ALL KNOWLEDGE
Fix better tax collection, debt relief for poor countries, shared science and technology, global trade and access to relevant global data.
Check out our (sleeping) Facebook Page: The Beach Party Agenda
Check out the UN 2020-version: UN Nations