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Sustainable Development Goals

Click on topics to read more targets By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance 1.a 1.b 2.a 2.b 2.c By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births 3.a 3.b 3.c 3.d 4.a 4.b 4.c 5.a 5.b 5.c 6.a 6.b 7.a 7.b 8.a 8.b 9.a 9.b 9.c 10.a 10.b 10.c 11.a 11.b

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Australia's aid program The Australian Government’s development policy Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability and performance framework Making Performance Count: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid outline key aspects of our aid program. Documents Australia's development policy and performance framework are available in PDF and Word formats. Brazil's Diverse Energy Matrix — Brazil has successfully transitioned from importing almost 80 percent of its total oil consumption in the 1970s to becoming virtually energy independent and a leader in renewable energy. More than forty percent of Brazil’s energy comes from renewable sources compared to an average of less than 15 percent for the rest of the world. Sugarcane ethanol and bioelectricity produced from leftover fibers, stalks and leaves make sugarcane the largest source of renewable energy in Brazil.

Themes of Catholic Social Teaching « Catholic Social Teaching Human Dignity We must recognise we are all brothers and sisters which requires us to respect, value and uphold a common dignity for ourselves and each other. As human beings we are created in the image and likeness of God so therefore we have an inherent worth and distinction. Community and Participation As humans we were are not created to live alone, community is clearly linked in the history of humankind. SDG 12: Responsible consumption, production Women at a community centre in Darfur, Sudan. Photo: Albert González Farran/UN Achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Agriculture is the biggest user of water worldwide, and irrigation now claims close to 70 percent of all freshwater appropriated for human use. The efficient management of our shared natural resources, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, are important targets to achieve this goal.

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Countdown day 11 – SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Energy is a key component of sustainable development. It is necessary not only for economic growth, but also to provide for basic needs of human development, such as lighting, heating/cooling, and transportation. Targets like ensuring universal access to energy, increasing the share of renewable sources, improving the rate in energy efficiency under the SDG 7 (“Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”) will require a decisive shift away from the “business as usual” energy development model. Nowadays, 1.3 billion people still don’t have access to electricity, and 2.8 billion are missing clean and safe cooking facilities, most of which in rural areas of Sub-Saharan African and South Asia[1]. In consequence, 4.3 million premature deaths occur each year as a result of household air pollution caused by burning solids the traditional way[2]. The United Nations has declared the decade of 2014-2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All).

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,