Helpertuntiy’s Adoption and Implementation of The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals & Targets from #Envision2030
While as a 990-N sized 501(c)(3) Human Services and Arts Charity, Helpertunity can not solve any of these global issues alone; this lean-impact-driven social-enterprise and intermediary-organization can serve to intentionally and strategically chip-away at the challenges it encounters, within each opportunity it interacts in a systemically-beneficial manner; while serving and empowering its elderly, disabled, and itinerant stakeholders.
In the months and years ahead, Helpertunity will be making the new and challenging effort to list which #Envision2030 Goals and Targets that the organization feels are being impacted, in conjunction with this charity’s corresponding posting of photos, photo albums, videos, live videos, program services, products, and events. Please refer to the select listing below, to decode which SDGs are being impacted when listed discretely (by number) on Helpertunity’s WEbsite, or Facebook Page, or printed pamphlets. The following are [edited] quoted-copies of Helpertunity’s selected SDG Goals & Targets, as they were written and posted by the United Nations, in January of 2020. This edited listing is reduced to the particular Goals and Targets for which Helpertunity believes it has, or can, render proportionate impacts in relation to this charity’s mission, size, scope, and means:
#1 No Poverty – End poverty in all forms everywhere.
1.04 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 micro-finance.
1.05 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social, and environmental shocks and disasters.
Disability and Poverty Addendum: There is a strong bidirectional link between poverty and disability. Poverty may cause disability through malnutrition, poor healthcare, and dangerous living conditions. Case studies in developing countries show that higher disability rates are associated with higher rates of illiteracy, poor nutritional status, lower immunization coverage, lower birth weight, higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, and lower occupational mobility. Disability can cause poverty by preventing the full participation of persons with disabilities in the economic and social life of their communities, especially if the appropriate supports and accommodations are not available. The high numbers of persons with disabilities who are disproportionately represented among the world’s most marginalized groups have a profound significance with respect to the implementation of the SDGs. Eighty percent of persons with disabilities live in developing countries, and the failure to include and integrate them in all development activities will mean failure to achieve the SDGs.
#2 Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security, and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
2.01 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
2.02 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.
2.04 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding, and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
#3 Good Health and Wellbeing – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
3.06 By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
3.09 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.
3.12 Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training, and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in the least developed countries and small island developing States.
# 4 Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
4.03 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.
4.04 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.
4.05 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations.
4.07 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
4.09 By 2030, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrollment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programs, in developed countries and other developing countries.
#5 Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
5.04 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure, and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate.
5.05 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life.
5.07 Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance, and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
5.08 Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
#6 Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
6.03 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing the release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater, and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
6.04 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.
6.07 By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programs, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling, and reuse technologies.
# 7 Affordable and Clean Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
7.01 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services.
7.04 By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.
#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
8.02 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value-added and labor-intensive sectors.
8.03 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
8.04 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavor to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead.
8.07 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms.
8.08 Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.
8.09 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
#9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
9.03 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets.
9.05 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.
9.08 Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in the least developed countries by 2020.
#10 Reduce Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries
10.02 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status.
#11 Sustainable Cities and Communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11.02 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.
11.04 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
11.07 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
11.09 By 2030, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels.
#12 Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
12.03 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
12.05 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.
12.07 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.
12.08 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
12.10 Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
#13 Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
13.01 Strengthen resilience & adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards & natural disasters in all countries.
13.03 Improve education, awareness-raising, and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.
13.05 Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in the least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth, and local and marginalized communities.
#16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build efficient, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.
16.06 Develop effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels.
16.07 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory, and representative decision-making at all levels.
16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.
# 17 Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
17.01 Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.
17.05 Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries.
17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private, and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.