The Sustainable Development Goals ALONGSIDE
The Sustainable Development Goal Alignments
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by 193 countries at the United Nations in September 2015 to identify the most challenging issues of our times and restore us to a sustainable world.
They brought to light the most significant issues of our day – and point to a whole new level of life that integrates and addresses our global challenges as an interconnected whole.
On their own, however, the SDGs will not lead to a transformed world for they cannot be implemented at our current level of thinking.
Sustainable Development Goal Alignments
The 17 Sustainable Goal Alignments were developed in 2019 to show what was missing – the way to SEE the challenges of our time from this new level.
Each one shows the ‘Essential Shift’ – an elevation of self to see the way to do it, the way to transform our
world, from within.
This is where real change begins – inside ourselves – each one of us. It is only when we transform ourselves that we will transform our world.
SDG 1: NO POVERTY
End poverty in all it’s forms everywhere
While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of 1.90 USD a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line…..
SDGA 1: WEALTH GENERATION
At root, the greatest cause of poverty is the human self-centered way of thinking almost exclusively about themselves/their own (perceived) needs at the expense of others and at the expense of the larger context of living on a planet.
This mental disposition, an overrun from the ‘adolescent’ phase of our evolutionary past, when we assumed that there were unlimited resources, that considered only what we could get from life (no matter the cost) rather than what one gives…….
SDG 2: ZERO HUNGER
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment…..
SDGA 2: LEADING FULFILLING LIVES
As long as we pursue life as a goal to reach rather than as an opportunity to value and uphold, we remain divided in ourselves, living only one half of the available human experience (SDG Alignment 1).
Goals are about how and what we do and are fulfilling only alongside the consciousness of our purpose why we do what we do – why, how and what we do make an integrated and whole life…..
SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELL BEING
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care……
SDGA 3: SANCTITY OF LIFE
Health and well-being begin inside the consideration of the ‘Sanctity of Life’. To bring a child into this world is a conscious consideration about offering a life a chance to grow and fulfill its potential and play a significant part in the world and not just to be thrust into life to struggle to survive. The sheer number of infant deaths and those suffering curable diseases can have a numbing effect on us all. Every life is precious and none more so than those who have just entered this world……
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