It is necessary to know about some international political news. One of them that currently in progress in about Sustainable Development Goals, in short, SDGs. Apparently, this program was already started in 2015 and will end in 2030. United Nation start this program as the continuation of their previous program, Millennial Development Goals.
The Millennial Development Goals, or MDGs, is the previous program that started in 2000 with 8 goals. It ends with satisfying success in 2015, but there are still some leftovers. People around the world hoped that SDGs will take care of those leftovers and made a difference to the world.
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals are a program proposed by the United Nations to reach peace and prosperity through development. This program will be a progressive program for 15 years and leads the world for a better future. This program will priorities sustainable development and human rights. Also equality in social, economy, and environment life. SDGs also execute universal, integrative, and inclusive policies to make sure no one left behind.
The first goal of SDGs is «No Poverty,» that also has eight other goals inside it. The main point of this goal is to eradicate all poverty in the world. In the world itself, there are many poverties, mostly in Africa continent like Somalia. In Indonesia itself, there also poverty problems in East Nusa Tenggara, Papua, and Western Papua.
In political news about world development, poverty also leads to hunger, which is the second goal of SDGs itself. This problem is also quite difficult to solve. As an example, we may have enough food to feed, but distance and geographical location are different stories. Well, basically, the issue is about food delivery. Countries that suffer hunger currently mostly also countries in the southern Africa continent.
Inequality also becomes a problem too, and SDGs also put this issue as a problem to solve. Such as gender inequality and racism. These problems exist all over the world, even in advanced countries like the United States. This problem really troublesome, especially to human rights. As examples, most Hindu in India discriminates Muslim people who live in there. Or China put most of Uighur ethnic Muslims to the concentration camp. This can also affect people’s careers. For example, a woman didn’t even get paid, and the reason is just that she’s a woman. This kind of discriminative act can lead people into poverty and hunger if possible.
There are still many goals that need to be explained, but the main issue that standing in the way of development is corruption. Corruption in government itself risks most of the development goals because the government is the foundation of the country. As an example, funds that purposed to buy foods as assistance for rural areas are gone and made people in that rural area suffer because of hunger. The worst case will be many people will die, and the corpses spread plagues. Corrupted officials themselves are pretty crazy, smiling like innocents in front of political news press and other media.