Standards and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
The global pandemic has left millions wondering what the world will be like once COVID-19 has been tamed. However, five years ago, the United Nations (U.N.) was already imagining — and planning for — what a sustainable future could be like for planet Earth and the living beings that inhabit it. These thoughts led to U.N. member nations approving 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (see image above) that will “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” according to its website.
In a world trying to meet numerous natural, social, and technological challenges — and that has now been transformed by the pandemic — the U.N. SDGs have become more relevant.
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