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Обеспечение устойчивого будущего

ЛОНДОН – Когда Карл Маркс и Фридрих Энгельс написали, что “Все сословное и застойное исчезает” они понимали это как метафору, для деструктивных преобразований, что предполагала Промышленная Революция для установленных  социальных норм. Сегодня их слова могут быть поняты буквально: выбросы двуокиси углерода и другие промышленные отходы, выбрасываемые в атмосферу меняют планету - с огромными последствиями для окружающей среды, здоровья, перемещения населения  и социальной справедливости. Мир находится на распутье, и большая часть прогресса, которого мы достигли в этих областях, может исчезнуть без следа.

В 2007 году Нельсон Мандела основал организацию Старейшин, для решения именно таких рисков, уполномочив эту независимую группу, состоящую из бывших лидеров, “говорить правду власти”. Это то, что мы будем делать при запуске новых Целей Устойчивого Развития на Генеральной Ассамблее Организации Объединенных Наций  в конце этого месяца.

Цели Устойчивого Развития (ЦУР) придут на смену Целям Развития Тысячелетия (ЦРТ), которые руководствуются международными усилиями в области развития с 2000-2015 гг. ЦРТ помогли миллионам людей избавиться от неграмотности, болезней и голода, и поставили развитие во главу глобальной политической повестки дня. Тем не менее, их общее влияние, часто оказывалось недостаточным, особенно в нестабильных, охваченных конфликтами государствах – им не удалось включить устойчивость в их цели.

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