As philanthropy in the U.S. deepens its focus on systemic issues like structural racism, social determinants of health, the climate crisis, and more, those working to improve social and economic conditions locally will benefit from aligning our work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The U.N. SDGs are a set of 17 ambitious, interconnected goals informed by decades of international work and adopted by all U.N. member states in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs address issues impacting the well-being of people and the planet, promoting equitable health, prosperity, and opportunity for current and future generations.
Cleveland State University Levin College of Public Affairs and Education recently welcomed Deepa Vedavyas, Program Manager, Neighborhoods and Environment for the Cleveland Foundation, and a nationally recognized expert in this work. Deepa explained what the SDGs are, the benefits of aligning with them, and how they are being incorporated into the work of the Cleveland Foundation.
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