The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment with its supporting partners will facilitate a consultation programme initiated by the Prime Minister –Afioga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, for Selected Colleges in Samoa on 28th March 2017 (EFKS Hall Sogi, 9am) to discuss the 17 Sustainable Development Goals administrated by United Nations Development Programme; which was adopted by Samoa and 192 other countries at a three day summit held in New York at the United Nations headquarters from 25-27th September 2015. This programme targets to raise awareness on implementation of SDGs in Samoa as well as the collective benefit of our contribution to the prosperity and sustainable development of our world.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are established to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. These goals comprise of 169 targets and will guide the development agenda and policies over the next 15 years from 2016 to 2030; with these goals, all countries and all people, working together through collaborative partnership will implement this plan of action in order to create a harmonic peaceful and sustainable world. Samoa had adopted these goals into our development strategies that’ll assist the Island to progress sustainably.
The Sustainable Development Goals are built on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yet, the SDGs are more ambitious and go much further as they include areas that were not in the MDGs, such as inequalities, economic growth, decent jobs, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, peace and justice for all. The SDGs will continue the fight against extreme poverty, but will add the challenges of ensuring more equitable development and environmental sustainability, especially the key goal of curbing the dangers of human-induced climate change.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and building shared prosperity is in everyone’s interest and has enormous investment opportunities that will benefit all people and our planet. The goals matter to all of us as we have a shared responsibility for our future and that of our planet.
The Ministry invites you to join us in sharing information and resources to Samoa, as it is important for all of Samoa to understand and be aware of the required actions to develop our country sustainably and save our planet sustainably. As we embark this collective journey, we pledge that with these goals no one will be left behind.