Agenda 2030

By 2030, poverty in all its forms and dimensions should be eradicated. This is what the United Nations (UN) in Resolution 70/1, known as Agenda 2030 To achieve this, all nations pursue 17 common goals. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have been the foundation of development cooperation since their adoption in 2015.

Von 2000 bis 2015 verfolgte die UNO die Millenium Development Goals, die sich auf den globalen Süden konzentrierten. Im Gegensatz dazu nehmen die SDG alle in die Pflicht, auch den globalen Norden.

Together we strive for a balance between society, the economy and the environment. Everyone is called upon to contribute to these goals.

Unser Beitrag

terre des hommes schweiz ist in 9 afrikanischen und lateinamerikanischen Ländern und der Schweiz aktiv. Mit unserer Arbeit fokussieren wir uns explizit auf die SDG Ziele  3, 5, 8 und 16 beziehungsweise auf deren Unterziele. Je nach Arbeitsschwerpunkt gibt es aber Anknüpfungspunkte zu weiteren SDG.

SDG 3: Health and well-being

Objective 3.7
Ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and sexual education, by 2030.

SDG 5: Gender equality

Objective 5.2
Eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Objective 5.3
eliminate all harmful practices such as child marriage, forced marriage and female genital mutilation

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Objective 8.6
Significantly reduce by 2020 the proportion of young people out of work and not in education and training. 

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Objective 16.1
Significantly reduce all forms of violence and violence-related mortality everywhere.
Objective 16.2
End the abuse and exploitation of children, child trafficking, torture and all forms of violence against children.

Relevanz der SDGs für terre des hommes schweiz

"Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and security, and peace and security are threatened without sustainable development".
Agenda 2030

Poverty and violence are closely linked: In the Brazilian favelas, for example, the frustration over discrimination, unemployment and lack of prospects is a breeding ground for gang crime. Under such conditions they find it easy to recruit young people. Everyday violence prevents sustainable development in these areas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year around 200,000 children and young people between the ages of 10 and 29 are killed worldwide. This makes murder the fourth most common cause of death for this age group. The number of young people injured by violent crime is many times higher. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/youth-violence

Gangs, so-called maras, have divided the cities of El Salvador among themselves. In hopelessness, they offer their members and sympathisers protection, structures and many also a substitute family. Because of the gang violence, El Salvador regularly climbs to the top ranks of the world's homicide statistics.

One of the reasons for this is the government's repressive approach to the gangs, which often affects innocent people. With young people, a tattoo or an article of clothing is often enough to be suspected. On the other hand, the police need not fear sanctions even in the case of arbitrary and excessive intervention.

Gangs in the Brazilian favelas cast a spell on young people, assert their interests by force and cause police operations. The militarized forces have black youths in particular under general suspicion and quickly open fire, even in densely populated areas.

This is why innocent people regularly die during police operations. There are also indications of illegal arms trafficking: gangs have been known to carry out several murderous attacks with ammunition and weapons from police stocks.

In the provinces of Valle de Cauca, Cauca and Nariño, drug gangs, guerrillas and paramilitaries are fighting for supremacy along the drug trafficking route. Again and again, targeted murders of innocent black and indigenous youth are being committed.

The state does not investigate these crimes sufficiently or at all. Worse still, members of the army also repeatedly commit violent crimes against children and young people.

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"We commit ourselves to work tirelessly to ensure that this agenda is fully implemented by 2030. We recognize that the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and is a sine qua non for sustainable development".

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