17 Sustainable Development Goals | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals

January 8th, 2016 by Louise Picot

It is everyone’s responsibility to help the people who are the most vulnerable and facing life’s challenges. Poverty and inequality is everywhere. Did you know that 836 million people still live in poverty? It is now time to take Global Action.

In developing regions, one in five people live on less than $1.25 per day; wouldn’t it be wonderful to change this fact?

In many regions of the world, even the most basic foundation for success is challenged – nutrition. Malnutrition is estimated to be the cause of 45% of global annual child mortalities and was responsible for 3.1 million child deaths in 2011 alone. Sixty-six million primary school-aged children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. These facts touch all of our hearts, but there is hope. By achieving food security, access to clean water and promoting sustainable agriculture we can improve nutrition and end malnutrition once and for all.

Let’s all work together to end child hunger.

Learn more about the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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