Best wishes for 2022, marked with 12 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) out of 17!

By Asitha Jayawardena

12 out of 17 SDGs are used in wishing best wishes for the year 2022

In September 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations put forward a plan, called “Agenda 2030”, for achieving a better future for all. Over the next 15 years, it laid a path of ending extreme poverty, battling inequalities and injustice, and protecting our planet.

In 2022, the 15-year goals have reached halfway so 12 out of the 17 goals have been chosen for the 12 months (Please note that the goal number is at the beginning):

  1. 1 No poverty
  2. 2 Zero hunger
  3. 3 Good health and wellbeing
  4. 4 Quality education
  5. 5 Gender equality
  6. 6 Clean water and sanitation
  7. 7 Affordable and clean energy
  8. 8 Decent work and economic growth
  9. 11 Sustainable cities and communities
  10. 12 Responsible consumption and production
  11. 13 Climate action
  12. 17 Partnerships for the goals

JANUARY 2022

1 No poverty

“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” 

Kofi Annan

FEBRUARY 2022

2 Zero hunger

“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.”

Buzz Aldrin

MARCH 2022

3 Good health and wellbeing

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.”

Buddha

APRIL 2022

4 Quality education

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

MAY 2022

5 Gender equality

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”

Michelle Obama

JUNE 2022

6 Clean water and sanitation

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

Leonardo da Vinci 

JULY 2022

7 Affordable and clean energy

“A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future.”

Gloria Reuben

AUGUST 2022

8 Decent work and economic growth

“Economic growth doesn’t mean anything if it leaves people out.”

Jack Kemp

SEPTEMBER 2022

11 Sustainable cities and communities

“City growth has caused climate change, but that growth is also what’s going to get us out of it.” 

Matthew Kahn

OCTOBER 2022

12 Responsible consumption and production

“Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.”

E. F. Schumacher

NOVEMBER 2022

13 Climate action

“Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

Leonardo Di Caprio

DECEMBER 2022

17 Partnerships for the goals

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

Mother Teresa

For those who would like to have the 17 goals, here it is:

1 No Poverty

2 Zero hunger

3 Good health and wellbeing

4 Quality education

5 Gender equality

6 Clean water and sanitation

7 Affordable and clean energy

8 Decent work and economic growth

9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

10 Reduced inequalities

11 Sustainable cities and communities

12 Responsible consumption and production

13 Climate action

14 Life below water

15 Life on land

16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

17 Partnerships for the goals

Best wishes, again, for 2022!

More…

THE 17 GOALS https://sdgs.un.org/

The SDGs Explained for Business https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/about

8 comments

  1. I have the 17 Sustainable Development Goals on my office wall. Sometimes I get frustrated as it feels like they are fantasy goals that cannot be reached, but I don’t know what else to do, except to try and make some version of them reality. I have drafted my own personal action goals and focused pursuits. Ultimately, I boiled it down to starting with “Goal 11. Sustainable Cities & Communities”, it seems the most logical place for one person to start to make a difference. My small city has made no attempts to address climate change and acts as if only the nearby larger cities need to do something about it. I’m going to have to go outside my comfort zone as an introvert to change that. That is my goal for 2022.

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