Sustainable Development Goals
At VSO Ireland, we are passionate about sustainable development - it's what all our programmes are about and what our volunteers, who share their skills with overseas colleagues, are working towards. With this in mind, it should be no surprise that we're massive advocates of the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 Goals set in place by the UN to tackle injustice between now and 2030. These Goals are about making the world a fairer place, and cover everything from gender equality and environmental sustainability to hunger and quality education.
Improving the lives of marginalised people in the low-income countries where we work is our main goal at VSO Ireland. We're also keen to increase awareness of the issues that lead to poverty and inequality, both at home and abroad, and the positive impact volunteering can have in allievating this. Check out the blog posts linked below to increase your own knowledge and take heed of the simple everyday to be a little more sustainable in your everyday life.
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Resolutions for a more sustainable 2018
2018 is here and with it comes boundless possibilities for a happier, healthier self – and planet too. Living by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is something we pride ourselves on here at VSO, so what better time to look at our current habits and see how we can become a little more sustainable in our everyday lives.
Overview of the SDGs
At VSO Ireland, we see how small changes and actions lead to create positive impact every day. While the SDGs are aimed at countries, we can all take guidance from them to make small changes in our own lives that will better the communities, country and world we live in.
Spotlight on… Goal 1: No Poverty
Eradicating poverty remains one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today and the primary focus of VSO’s work. But what does ‘no poverty’ really mean? We delve into Sustainable Development Goal 1...