We work towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) all around the world. We strongly believe that if young people are healthy and have educational and economic opportunities, they are able to drive positive and sustainable change in their communities and beyond, leading to the achievement of the SDGs.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) Member States defined seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to tackle numerous global challenges in the areas of environmental protection, social justice and sustainable businesses. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030. This call for action was adopted by all UN member states, but it is directed at all concerned stakeholders that must work together to put the targets into practice, the importance of which is illustrated by SDG 17 partnerships for the goals. Because NGOs have been identified as playing a critical role in the SDGs implementation and in building a sustainable future, we have compiled the SDGs where SA4D’s activities can add clear value.
Our work with partner organizations at the grassroots level allows us to closely engage with young people and the communities they live in. Using ‘sport and play’ within a holistic project design, we support disadvantaged children and young people to become healthy, educated and employed members of sustainable and inclusive communities. In doing so, we directly target SDG 3 good health and wellbeing, 4 quality education, 8 decent work and economic growth. As children and young people are embedded in and in constant exchange with their social and natural environment, we follow a holistic approach. As a basic requirement for our interventions, we contribute to SDG 1 no poverty and 2 zero hunger. Supporting an equitable and sustainable future of (young) people, our projects add to numerous other SDGs such as 5 gender equality, 6 clean water and sanitation, 7 affordable and clean energy, 10 reduced inequalities, 12 responsible consumption and production, 13 climate action, 15 life on land and 16 peace, justice and strong institutions.
In line with 17 partnerships we share resources, knowledge, and capacities with our partners in Switzerland and internationally. In collaboration, we work towards the achievement of the SDGs all around the world. We strongly believe that if young people are healthy and have educational and economic opportunities, they are able to drive positive and sustainable change in their communities and beyond, supporting the achievement of the SDGs.