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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

SGD Uganda’s Involvement in Realizing SDGs.
The new global development trend with the world replacing the millennium development goals with the sustainable development goals provide an opportunity for the youth to decide the future they want. The Sustainable Development Goals replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their expiry in September 2015 will include a new set of global goals, targets, and indicators to incentivize and measure progress. While the MDGs prioritized the social dimension of development, the SDGs embody a comprehensive and integrated approach to development seeking to balance sustained socio-economic growth with the sustainable use of natural resources.

It is estimated that there are over 1.5 billion youths all over the world and youths make up over 62% of Africa’s population. In this case, considering that youths are the power house of every nation. (United Nations Development of Economic an Social Affairs, Population Division), the number of young people aged 15-29 is expected to rise from 2015-2030, making youths a critical population for the post 2015 development agenda. With these numbers expected to increase over the next 15 years, it’s important that ensuring youth participation in the post 2015 development agenda becomes more important enshrined in the African Youth Charter, East African Community youth policy, National youth policy providing young people with not just space but turning the agenda into action.

SGD Uganda will focus and put its emphasis on the following prioritized SDGs.
Goal 1:
Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.