Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
These are the new global goals that are set to be achieved by 2030
End poverty in all forms everywhere
- SDG 1 aims to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere by 2030
- Globally, 800 million people are still living on less than RM 5 a day
- 1 in 4 children under the age of 5 has inadequate height for his or her age
- Target: To create policies to support the elimination of poverty
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition & promote sustainable agriculture
- SDG 2 aims to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition & promote sustainable agriculture
- Malnutrition is defined as being poorly nourished, whether undernourished or obese
- Poor nutrition causes 3.1 million deaths in children under the age of five every year
- Food waste is food that is edible but not consumed because it is left to spoil or prematurely discarded
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- SDG 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and to promote well-being for all at all ages
- Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases
- A balanced diet contains a combination of foods that will provide all the nutrients needed by our body
- When burned, cigarettes create more than 7,000 chemicals, of which, at least 69 are known to be cancer causing
- By 2030, SDG 3 aims to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- SDG 4 aims to ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
- 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women
- 57 million children remain out of school worldwide
- Key outcome of Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 – 2025 (Preschool to Post-Secondary Education) – 100% students literate in Bahasa Malaysia and numerate after 3 years of schooling
End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
- SDG 5 aims to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls.
- SDG 5 targets to eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation.
- Child marriage perpetuates the cycles of poverty, poor health, illiteracy, and violence that have negative impacts on overall development, prosperity, and stability.
- The Employment Act requires maternity leave in all sectors.
To ensure access to safe water sources and sanitation for all.
- SDG 6 targets to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
- SDG 6 targets to protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
- Water and sanitation is recognised as a basic human right by the United Nations.
Agriculture is the leading cause of water degradation due to run off fertilisers, pesticides & animal waste from farms.
- The average Malaysian wastes about 50,000 litres of water each year.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
- SDG 7 targets to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
- 5-star rated appliances are designed to run more efficiently, reducing your electricity consumption.
- Disadvantages of coal fired plants include Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, mining destruction, generation of millions of tons of waste, and emission of harmful substances.
- Setting a timer on your air conditioner is a smart way to manage and save energy.
- Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- Globally, 40 million jobs need to be created every year to accommodate young people entering the labour market.
- Child labour traps millions of children into a cycle of poverty, vulnerability and diminished opportunity.
- Victims of human trafficking in Malaysia tend to be lured by fake employment or education opportunities.
- In Malaysia, between Jan 2018 – Oct 2018, 173 deaths occurred due to workplace accidents.
- Debt bondage is work forced upon an individual in order to settle a debt.