From efforts to eradicate world hunger to building affordable housing, we discuss why sustainable development matters.
As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, member countries are working to complete 17 goals. They include creating sustainable cities, combating climate change, and eliminating hunger and poverty.
Maimunah Mohd Sharif is the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program known as UN Habitat. We discussed the importance of sustainable development.
We also talked about the impact of climate change. 2023 was the hottest summer on record. The climate crisis has contributed to deadly wildfires, flooding and droughts. It’s forced thousands of people from their homes and is threatening food security. President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development, Alvaro Lario, talked about what’s at stake.
The world's cities are a driving force of global economic growth.
Yet urban populations are facing increasingly complex problems to remain viable.
On World Habitat Day 2023, let's all learn how to make them more resilient and prosperous.
— UN-Habitat (@UNHABITAT) September 12, 2023
Paula grows all kinds of fruit & vegetables in her garden in #CaboVerde: carrots🥕 cabbage🥬 pumpkin🎃 and watermelon🍉
She used to take temporary jobs to supplement her income.
But thanks to support from IFAD, she can now focus on farming full-time. pic.twitter.com/LYSFa27gXp
— International Fund for Agricultural Development (@IFAD) September 22, 2023