SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – TOWARDS GLOBAL SHARING
The Global Agenda and SDGS Development Goals is Common Vision and Global Commitments
Today the world is consumed by an urgent series of crises: energy, food, climate, and finance that not only threaten the realization of the MDGs and the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, in the North and the South, but also the stability of the world’s economies. We need to take an concrete action with the solidarity of all international communities, in order to perceived crisis in development: the need to examine the shortfall in resources required for countries to achieve international agreed development goals including Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to cut the number of people living in extreme poverty by half by 2015, improve social conditions such as health and education, employment, raise living standards, support gender equality and women’s empowerment and protect the environment.The Sustainable Development can only be achieved through long-term investments in economic, human and environmental capital and the solidarity of international communities. At present, the female half of the world’s human capital is undervalued and under utilised the world over. As we are working with group of women focusing on gender quality and our experience we learned that, women – and their potential contributions to economic advances, social progress and environmental protection – have been marginalised. Better use of the world’s female population could increase economic growth, reduce poverty, enhance societal well-being, and help ensure sustainable development in our world we share. Closing the gender gap depends on enlightened government policies which take gender dimensions into account.The Environmental degradation stepped forward as a major issue, nationally, regionally, and globally, although many of its key issues remain unresolved. Finally, of all the changes, surely the most sweeping have been in the field of discovery and knowledge, especially in the health area where the impact on life expectancies around the world have been enormous, but also in other areas of science as well. Meanwhile, attention has increasingly focused on the challenges developing countries face in improving the quality of life for their populations, with a number of programs specifically related to helping those countries meet their obligations under international agreements and also to address issues with major international spill- over effects to achieve our common objectives.These challenges are increasingly recognised today, as reflected in a variety of international fora. The Millennium Summit held in New York in 2000, the International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey in March 2002 and the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in August 2002 built on the growing dissatisfaction with the status quo and the increasing desire for collaboration and change, especially in the pursuit of tangible progress on Development Goals, such as the MDGs. The most recent Conference on World Financial and Economic Crisis held in United Nations, New York June 2009 “urged concerted action to tackle other crises hovering in the background, such as global warming, food insecurity, fuel and clean water shortages, and humanitarian emergencies”, in this context the WFWO and its financial partners and the resource mobilisations task force established by the WFWO’s Management, takes an concrete initiative to support the Sustainability development programs in developing countries, in close co-operation with local authorities and local communities, NGOs, CBO in order to contribute to the implementation of the global commitments.