As the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, said ''Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth...these are one and the same fight''. The SDGs are not just aspirational goals, but they reflect the principles and values of sustainable development that are embedded in law and governance around the world.

The SDGs cover 17 broad areas such as no poverty, zero hunger, good health, and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and protection, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice, and strong institutions, partnerships for the goal.

The SDGs represent a global consensus on the most urgent and critical issues facing humanity today, and they require collective action and cooperation from all stakeholders. Many countries have aligned their national policies and plans with the SDGs, and many international organizations provide support and guidance for their implementation.

However, there is still a long way to go before we can achieve the SDGs. Many challenges remain, such as poverty, climate change, and inequality. These challenges are worsened by the COVID19 pandemic, which has disrupted social and economic activities and threatened human rights and general well-being. We need to redouble our efforts and work together to overcome these obstacles and ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come.

One of the ways we can contribute to achieving the SDGs is by raising awareness and educating ourselves and others about them. We can also take action in our daily lives to reduce our environmental impact and support social justice. For example, we can use renewable energy sources, recycle waste, conserve water, donate to charities, volunteer for causes we care about, promote diversity and inclusion, respect human rights, and advocate for change. We can also join or create networks and partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations who share our vision and values. By doing so, we can amplify our voices and influence policymakers and decision-makers to implement the SDGs.

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