Sunday, May 14, 2017

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

There have been some progress on gender equality in the past 10 years but according the United Nations, women and girls continue to face barriers and violence in the world.  The United Nations (UN) outlined that, "gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world".   The UN data summarized that:
  • About  two thirds of countries in the developing regions have achieved gender parity in primary education.
  • In Southern Asia, only 74 girls were enrolled in primary school for every 100 boys in 1990. By 2012, the enrolment ratios were the same for girls as for boys.
  • Women in Northern Africa hold less than one in five paid jobs in the non-agricultural sector. The proportion of women in paid employment outside the agriculture sector has increased from 35 per cent in 1990 to 41 per cent in 2015.
In addition, the UN Report concluded that women and girls represent half of the world's population and therefore also half of its potential.  But today, gender inequality persists everywhere and stagnates social progress. The Isa Mundo Foundation support projects that provide equal access to education, health services and safe facilities to women and girls to improve lives of families and communities worldwide.

To learn more about Goal #5, click the report Gender Equality: Why it Matters.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

Of the 17 Goals supported by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, quality education and lifelong learning identifies one of Isa Mundo Foundation's primary objectives - to provide basic primary education for all.

Isa Mundo strongly promotes the UN's commitment to this Goal to progress our own projects and draw attention and support to this very important initiative. 

According to the UN: enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91% but 57 million children remain out of school. In addition, an estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas.  

The Goal's report outlines that "education is the key that will allow many other Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved. When people are able to get quality education, they can break from the cycle of poverty."

To learn more about Goal #4, click the report Quality Education: Why It Matters.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

United Nations outlined that:
  • 17,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990, but more than six million children still die before their fifth birthday each year
  • Despite determined global progress, an increasing proportion of child deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Four out of every five deaths of children under age five occur in these regions.
  • Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families. 
  • Only half of women in developing regions receive the recommended amount of health care they need
  • Fewer teens are having children in most developing regions, but progress has slowed. The large increase in contraceptive use in the 1990s was not matched in the 2000s
  • At the end of 2013, there were an estimated 35 million people living with HIV
  • AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10–19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents global
  • In many settings, adolescent girls’ right to privacy and bodily autonomy is not respected, as many report that their first sexual experience was forced
The Goal states that by ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages is important in building a prosperous society.  To learn more about Goal 3 please read Good Health and Well-Being: Why it Matters.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Goal 2: End Hunger, Achieve Food Security And Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture
The UN Sustainable Development Goals reported that: 

"A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050. The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication."

The Goal points to the fact that "with enough food to feed everyone  on the planet, why are there so many hungry people?" To learn more about Goal 2, please read Zero Hunger: Why it Matters report.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Goal 1: End Poverty And All Its Form Everywhere

As we committed in 2017, Isa Mundo Foundation will highlight the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and to promote and support the list of items identified by the SDG.

Goal 1: End Poverty and All Its Form Everywhere

"Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount, plus many people risk slipping back into poverty."

To learn more visit the UN SDG #1 click on the report at Ending poverty – Why it matters (PDF)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals

On January 1, 2016 the United Nations (UN) began the call for action to act on commitments set forward by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs  were adopted by world leaders in 2015 and follows the previous Millennium Development Goals.  Seventeen (17) SDGs or Global Goals have been identified and it's part of of the UNs 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Of the 17 SDGs, Isa Mundo Foundation is directly attached to providing quality education, improve situations of children and youth, conservation and sustainable practices - all with the focus on improving less fortunate communities.

Isa Mundo will highlight each of the 17 SDGs this year and we invite all our partners, volunteers and other not-for-profit organizations to promote and contribute to these Goals within our homes, work, communities and globally.

To learn more about these Goals visit the UN Sustainable Development Goals website.