94% of polled U-Reporters responded with a 'yes' when asked whether they'd like the UK to achieve the SDGs.
Wondering what the SDGs are? So did 56% of the young people polled. The SDGs are global priorities that governments have signed up to for all people and our planet, in order to help build a better and more sustainable world within the next 15 years.
"The UK was at the heart of efforts to get the SDGs agreed in 2015 and UK’s Office for National Statistics has been involved in developing the global level indicators for monitoring progress as part of its former role as chair of the UN Statistical Commission. It must now redouble efforts to translate these Goals into tangible changes in the lives of children in the UK." - Lilly Caprani, HUFFPOST.
So you'd think we'd be ahead of the game, right? Nope! Innocenti’s Report Card 14 documents that the UK misses the mark:
One in five children reporting two or more psychological symptoms once a week.
One in five children in the UK live in relative income poverty and.
The UK also faces comparably high rates of young people not in education, employment or training.
Working to achieve the SDGS by 2030 for young people living in the UK and around the world should be a priority. Want to know how you can get involved in making this a reality? Get started here: http://www.globalgoals.org/