Sustainable Development Goals2020-05-26T05:54:06+00:00

United Nations & Newport Beach Rotary

In 2018, The Rotary Club of Newport Beach was specifically chartered with the purpose of creating projects designed around the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.  All projects were designed to be easily adopted by other Rotary Clubs and organizations around the globe.

The United Nations was founded on October24,1945 by 51 countries. Rotarians played an active role in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in 1945 in San Francisco.  Forty-nine Rotarians were involved, including five who had been appointed by the RI President at the request of the President of the United States.Immediately after the UN Charter was signed, Rotary International implemented many projects to promote this new organization to Rotarians and to the general public. Today, there are 193-member states.  AND, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies.

During a historic summit in 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. These goals are fully aligned with the six areas of focus of Rotary International.

17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals & Newport Beach Rotary

GOAL 1: NO POVERTY

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

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GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

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GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

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GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

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GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

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GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.

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GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

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GOAL 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

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GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

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GOAL 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

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GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

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GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Responsible Production and Consumption

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GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

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GOAL 14: LIFE BELOW WATER

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

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GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

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GOAL 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

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GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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