Focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals is a program put in place by the 193 member countries of the United Nations. These 17 global goals were adopted on 25 September 2015. Benin, like other Nations, would like to achieve these goals in the defined period (2015-2030): to end extreme poverty; to fight against inequalities and injustice; solve the problem of climate change. To achieve this, a point of honor is put to the partnership between the Nations and the national and international organizations.
The VISSIN Foundation, following this logic and having understood the well-foundedness of the SDGs, is resolutely committed to taking strong action by mobilizing the resources indispensable for a prosperous humanity and a much safer planet.
Sustainable development is a question of synergy of actions for living together, in order to work for social and environmental well-being. And the VISSIN Foundation, measuring the greatness of the challenges of today’s world, is absolutely committed to achieving these seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals, the declension of which gives the following:
1- Eradication of poverty: in all its forms and everywhere in the world.
2- Fight hunger: eliminate hunger and hunger, ensure food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
3- Access to health: empowering people to live healthy lives and to help maintain well-being at all ages.
4- Access to quality education: ensuring that everyone has access to education and promoting quality learning opportunities in equitable conditions throughout life.
5- Gender equality: achieving gender equality by empowering women and girls.
6- Access to safe water and sanitation: ensuring access for all to water and sanitation and generating water resources in a sustainable way.
7- Renewable energy use: ensuring access for all to reliable, sustainable and renewable energy services at affordable cost.
8- Access to decent jobs: promoting sustained, shared and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9- Innovation and infrastructure: supporting small businesses to grow, fostering the development of environmentally friendly businesses and producing healthy products (which do not harm our planet or people) and allow access for all to new technologies.
10- Reducing inequalities: reducing inequalities between and within countries.
11- Sustainable cities and communities: creating cities, housing, transport that is open to all, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12- Responsible consumption: introduce sustainable consumption and production methods: avoid waste, reduce waste and consumer goods (books, clothing, etc.) by reducing, reusing and recycling.
13- Fight against climate change: take urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences.
14- Protection of aquatic fauna and flora: conserving and sustainably exploiting oceans, seas and marine resources.
15- Protection of terrestrial fauna and flora: preserving and restoring terrestrial ecosystems, ensuring sustainable exploitation, sustainable forest management, combating deforestation, desertification, halting and reversing the land degradation process and end the impoverishment of biodiversity.
16- Justice and peace: promoting peace, ensuring access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and open institutions at all levels.
17- Partnerships for Global Goals: Revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development and strengthening the capacity of this partnership.
These different challenges can not be met without an inclusive process. This implies a popular mobilization and concrete and updated actions.