Sustainable development


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Scotland's International Development Association community survey

SIDA is carrying out a survey to determine the extent to which local community organisations are carrying out projects specifically related to any or several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (see below).

Scotland’s International Development Alliance (SIDA) is the membership organisation in Scotland for everyone dedicated to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice, and environmental threats.  We work to influence government decisions on global justice issues and promote global citizenship in Scotland, including raising awareness about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, call for global action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030.  The 17 connected goals aim to balance social, economic, and environmental needs, focusing on helping the most disadvantaged.  They aim to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls.  193 countries are signed up to the SDGs, including the United Kingdom.  We believe local communities are essential to these efforts, and we know great work on the SDGs is already happening across Scotland.  To capture this, we are undertaking a project to map this action. 

If you are a community-led group or organisation working anywhere in Scotland and have a focus on one or more of the SDGs, we invite you to participate in this survey.  It aims to help us better understand the action grassroots community groups in Scotland are taking on the SDGs, their locations, and the impact they are having.  Your responses will help us identify the needs of groups like yours, explore new ways of providing support, and new ways of collaborating to create a better, more sustainable future. 

Scotland's International Development Alliance team.

Complete the survey

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".  The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.

The Sustainable Development Goals are:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reducing Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

For details of the goals and historical background see

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals

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