The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a UN action plan, very important for you, for all of us and for the whole planet: this is the greatest challenge facing humanity.
At school, the diary is used to better organize homework and lessons: commitments are written down and the time span in which these commitments must be respected is identified. The diary can also be called “agenda“, a word that comes from Latin and means “things to do“. This is why the UN has chosen the name of “Agenda 2030” for the action plan that concerns all of us and commits us until 2030, the date by which we all are called to make every effort to achieve the “things to do” contained in the Agenda.
These “things to do” are divided into 17 objectives with the aim of “transforming our planet” through a development model that improves people’s living conditions by defeating poverty but, at the same time, tries to cure the damage caused to the planet and to ensure prosperity and peace.
The development that the 2030 Agenda aims to achieve is a “sustainable development”, that is, a development that allows present generations to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy theirs.
Every corner of the planet is affected by polluting production systems which devour large amounts of energy; the oceans are seriously polluted and the rate of extinction of some living species is frightening. Therefore there is no more time to postpone: the challenge of transforming our world must be faced by everyone and at all levels as soon as possible.