The SDG’s are the #17Promises™ leaders made to make the planet a better place for everyone. We have 10 years left to make good on these promises which matter most to children and youth who are the voters and leaders of the future.
The first issue of the 17Promises publication launched at the Sixth Annual African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFDS) that took place 24-27 February 2020 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Most people think think the only one that pertains to children is Promise No. 4 (Quality. Education). But, in fact all 17 SDGs are promises from grown ups to children. You can make an impact on the future by adapting your work now and connecting it with one of the SDGs.
The 17 goals can be categorised into five themes. These are People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership, the five ‘Ps’. When all of the Ps are improved and working together the result should be a sustainable, developed planet.
With the deadline for the SDGs only ten years away, we need more action than ever before to make sure that we succeed. 17Promises was created to broadcast the substance of the promises, as well as to keep track of their progress for the coming decade of action. Broadcast your organisation’s activity with 17 Promises. Involve your community. Raise awareness of the SDGs. Get engaged and take action.
In 2013 we wanted to find out if children would respond to current affairs issues if they were presented in a way that they could relate to. Our concern was that the world was promising change, but the people who should benefit from this were being left out of the conversation. The Millennium Development Goals presented a unique opportunity to translate these ‘promises’ to a wider range of people. The 17 SDGs launched in 2015 gave us a focused target to continue our work with children and young people. 17Promises is dedicated to explaining what the Sustainable Development Goals are and tracking their progress until 2030 and beyond.
These are 17 Promises all children should know.