by Nate King
What are the Global Goals?
This past September, 193 governments agreed upon the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious agenda also known as the Global Goals. The Global Goals are essentially a 17-point plan to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. These goals replace and build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed upon in 2001 and expired at the end of the 2015.The Global Goals constitute the next 15-year framework that will guide country plans, priorities and investments to reduce poverty and promote development. They will influence the definition of development, how it is funded and how it is measured.
With so many big, bold, aspirational goals, you may wonder: where do we start in actually carrying out this work? The good news is we already have. With your support, LWR is already taking on the work in many of the Global Goals.
In this blog series, we will explore a few of the Global Goals you are directly supporting through LWR. And we’ll begin with Goal #2.
Goal #2: Zero Hunger is big, bold and gets straight to the point. This goal sets the priority of ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.
For LWR, Global Goal #2 is right in our “wheelhouse,” focused on sustainable and climate-smart ways of promoting food security and inclusive agricultural growth among small-scale farmers. We are driven by local needs and by working with local partners, we aim to assist underserved rural communities, with particular emphasis on improving livelihoods for small-scale farmers and on ensuring sustainability by strengthening the capacity of local organizations.
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