TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW
In keeping with the tradition of addressing the most important issues of today, the theme for NIMUN ’17 will emphasize “Together towards Tomorrow”, an initiative for collaboration across borders for a sustainable future based on 7 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which comprise UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The debate this year is larger than ever, both in impact and scale, as current scenarios and future projections are both taken into account and issues ranging from battling inequality to taking active responsibility for our home, Earth, will be raised and resolved.
The sustainability goals chosen are all based on the imperatives for environmentally and socially sensitive development, understanding the need for formulating policies to reverse the damage already done, prevent further damage and reinforce healthy progress. The goals further highlight the absolute necessity of joining hands and shared resources for a better, sustainable tomorrow.
The SDGs on agenda, as described by the UN, are:
Goal no. 4 Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,
Goal no. 6 Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,
Goal no. 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all,
Goal no. 10 Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries,
Goal no. 12 Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns,
Goal no. 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels,
Goal no. 17 Partnership for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.