Future depends on now. Fertility and health are connected for all of life, the air, water and food supply are shared. Pitching in now, in the present, can leave the future better off for our kids and for other species. Biodiversity helps us all - it is linked to fewer pathogens - less sickness in plants and animals.
Health does not have borders because air, water, soil, it is all connected - one planet, many lives. Work is in progress, we need to join in!
Health is easier with a place to call home. Group homes can give stability for children and adults who have limited coping skills. Shared and private living areas could lead to increased skills and friendships. More homes can mean more peaceful communities. Having a home can make it easier for a family or struggling adult to improve their skills or resources.
Working together to share skills and build a sustainable future can take place anywhere, linked virtually for information and support, linked in the real world to local resources. Community centers can be a welcome extra living room for a troubled teen or tired caregiver and their loved one. Cooking skills, and tasting new foods can be easier in a group setting.
Many of these goals sound great in theory - how they are implemented is the question. Public health advocates like myself may readily believe in the idea of a greater good to be achieved. However, the record of the United Nations and some non-governmental agencies have not been safe for children or women (sex trafficking of local children or women) and the offenders are not always stopped.
Great sounding goals may help raise funds that are then used in nefarious ways in addition to the public actions of UN Peacekeepers - a UN peace keeping force - and sometimes a sex trafficking force? That is not peace for women and children.
It is important to remain aware of what is being said publicly, and what is covered up. It can help reveal more accurately what the true motives may be. Increased control may be a goal. Easy access to poor children for malicious reasons may also be a goal. That is not peace, nor the greater good.
United Nations Human Rights Treaties:
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): OHCHR.org
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: un.org/Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how they support or conflict with each other, along with examples of implementation projects, are available in a report that can be downloaded for all of the SDGs or as a chapter focused on each one: "A Guide to SDG Interactions from Science to Implementation," International Science Council.
See the Peace is Biodiversity topic post: Protecting Biodiversity Takes Teamwork, for U.N. and other organizations involved in global conservation and biodiversity protection.
United Nations Educational Resources:
Climate change event at the Capital Building, US.
Climate change involves the air, the soil, and the oceans and ground water. CO2 and greenhouse gases affect the air and ocean acidity. Agricultural chemicals runoff into coastal waters and leads to reduced oxygen and more acidity or other pollutants or human infections which can affect marine life. Plastic waste is also increasing, in marine life, ocean waters and our diet. More on that topic is in the blogpost Health and fertility - teamwork..
The Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to each other in supportive or conflicting ways along with examples of implementation projects is available in a report that can be downloaded for all of the SDGs or as a chapter focused on each one: "A Guide to SDG Interactions from Science to Implementation," International Science Council.
Emergency shelters and homes that are more resistant to severe weather is the topic of the Peace is privacy and shelter from weather.
Germany may be leading the globe in making nature part of urban landscapes (Germany's Green Cities) which seems to help the environment. More green areas even in the form of parking lot flower beds increases ground water recovery and helps prevent flooding in severe storms which are more likely to occur as the climate changes. More drought in some areas and worse rain or snow storms in other areas is likely.
The world is our home, many people are working to help protect it around the globe.
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