In 2015, the UN approved the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. It is a comprehensive and multidimensional agenda – referring to the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) – and of universal application, it is, in short, an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path with the one to improve people’s lives. The Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, through which it is proposed to address the great global challenges that include from the elimination of poverty to climate change, education, gender equality, the defense of the environment or the design of our cities.
The 2030 Agenda stimulates action in 5 areas of vital importance (known as ‘the 5 Ps’): people (People), planet (Planet), prosperity (Prosperity), peace (Peace) and alliances (Partnership).
The United Nations has pointed out that, despite progress being made in many countries around the world, the SDGs are still not being developed at the speed or scale necessary. There is, therefore, accelerating sustainable solutions aimed at meeting the main challenges.
For all these reasons, the 2030 Agenda challenges us all, and its success requires an effective governance system from the international, national, regional and local sphere. Each level of responsible government must commit itself through consensus, alliances and collaborations with other actors (both from the business world, academia, and civil society) to promote, implement and achieve the goals set.
At the Vinne Foundation, we work to help make four of these goals a reality that we believe are aligned with our project: