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Reflections on progress in the goals developed for sustainability of the world

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Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-04-06 00:00:10 viewed: 148

 

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by world leaders in 2015.  Emerging research evaluates possible integrations and improvements for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Dybdahl and Lien (2017) describes the requirement of mental health as an integral part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Dybdahl and Lien (2017) explains the need from both economic and human rights perspectives for mental health to be integrated into the Sustainable Development Goals.  Jha, Kickbusch, Taylor, and Abbasi (2016) propose focusing on global health policies for Sustainable Development Goals related to health.

Global heath and rights for laborers and non-nationals are themes for improving the Sustainable Development Goals.  Teh et al. (2019) explain sustainability challenges and social injustices in the seafood industry for workers.  Brolan et al. (2017) identified means for integrating protecting the health of non-nationals and internally displaced persons.  Flores and Samuel (2019) recommend accountability, legislation, transparency, and alliances to support community participation in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Randers et al. (2019) provide a quantitative analysis comparing the current socio-economic and environmental Sustainable Development Goals.  Di Marco et al. (2020) suggest integrating the risk of infectious disease in the economic assessment and development planning for the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

References:

 

Brolan, C. E., Forman, L., Dagron, S., Hammonds, R., Waris, A., Latif, L., & Ruano, A. L. (2017). The right to health of non-nationals and displaced persons in the sustainable development goals era: challenges for equity in universal health care. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16(1), 14. doi:10.1186/s12939-016-0500-z

Di Marco, M., Baker, M. L., Daszak, P., De Barro, P., Eskew, E. A., Godde, C. M., . . . Ferrier, S. (2020). Opinion: Sustainable development must account for pandemic risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(8), 3888. doi:10.1073/pnas.2001655117

Dybdahl, R., & Lien, a. L. (2017). Mental health is an integral part of the sustainable development goals. Prev Med Commun Health, 1(1).

Flores, W., & Samuel, J. (2019). Grassroots organisations and the sustainable development goals: no one left behind? BMJ, 365, l2269. doi:10.1136/bmj.l2269

Jha, A., Kickbusch, I., Taylor, P., & Abbasi, K. (2016). Accelerating achievement of the sustainable development goals. BMJ, 352, i409. doi:10.1136/bmj.i409

Randers, J., Rockström, J., Stoknes, P.-E., Goluke, U., Collste, D., Cornell, S. E., & Donges, J. (2019). Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals within 9 planetary boundaries. Global Sustainability, 2, e24. doi:10.1017/sus.2019.22

Teh, L. C. L., Caddell, R., Allison, E. H., Finkbeiner, E. M., Kittinger, J. N., Nakamura, K., & Ota, Y. (2019). The role of human rights in implementing socially responsible seafood. PLoS One, 14(1), e0210241. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210241

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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