Before talking about committing to a goal, I would like to shed a little light on why are goals set? I personally believe that, every single citizen of this globe may spend countless hours to think about their present life and as well as future. Almost everyone wishes to bring some form of positive change in their lives no matter it is family, individual, friendship, career or finances or a global change for the sake of humanity. We all want to change something. This is where setting a goal comes into existence. Intellectuals set goals for various purposes. Mostly, the goals set, involve leading the life path to a positive direction for either personal aims or devotions that could make the world a better place. No matter, how big or small these goals are everyone, with different approaches would still try their best to work for it and achieve it. Goals are the starting point of success. A good start makes half the success whereas the full success heavily relies on implementation.
In September 2015, heads of state and governments met at the UN headquarters in New York to agree on a new 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals and to guide global development over the 15 years to 2030. These goals were set after long meetings and several discussions, arguments, agreement and disagreements; however with a global aim for a better future of the global citizens. There are both pros and cons to the SDGs. For instance, Lindborg comments that, “We need these goals. We need goal 16 as imperfect as it is, in order to advance on the overall agenda.” This script clarifies that not all goals are set perfectly.
Now 2016, after all these agreements, meetings, discussions of setting the goals, is the time to start not to discuss them anymore but to implement them and work to achieve them. As the name of the goals state SDGs, it is time to try and sustain them throughout the world. Participating in the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN) I personally, would like to know more about how have they started implementations and what positive and negative precautions have they planned for implementing them in both the developing and developed countries.