Carlisle One World Centre
Theme for 2019 - 2021
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals, are the set of 17 agreed goals and 169 targets which all 193 UN member states committed to in 2016. They are a follow up to the Millennium Development Goals which brought international organisations together to meet the needs of some of the poorest people in the world between 2000 and 2015. The SDGs concern the future of the planet as a whole and the welfare of all its inhabitants. The goals range from clean water to equality and they are a framework towards achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace. The goals will guide UN policy and funding for all member nations over the next 15 years. They have also been adopted by national and regional governments and organisations such as the OECD and the European Union.
Carlisle One World Centre is working to disseminate information about the goals in Carlisle. This theme will run between October 2019 to June 2021. It was launched with a major public talk by local expert, Gareth Presch on the 10th October at the University of Cumbria in partnership with the University’s Centre of Research for Health and Society. COWC will work in partnership with local and global organisations to share information about each of the goals through our multimedia platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as on this page, and we will promote important international milestone dates and events.