What do you think 'sustainability' is? What does it mean to you?
When the millennium came, 'globalization' was a hot topic. Technological advancement, coupled with development of internet pulled people 'closer' from around the globe. Mobility of the workforce further brought people across the border to work with people with different cultural background and perhaps different mentality. On one hand, we have to learn new skills to cope with such changes in lives; on the other, we start picking up the importance of being a 'global citizen'. We have also come to a point when we realized if we are to move forward to live better lives, we should find our common goals and compromise.
In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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In September 2015, Heads of State, Government leaders, UN High Level Representatives and civil society met at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 SDGs together became 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
If you have been paying attention to words above, and read up to here. I do think that you care about being a global citizen, and how you can contribute to sustainability development around you. Define your own way today, take a little step, spread the words, and bring your family & friends to join force.
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