The challenging year of 2020 is soon coming to its end. By now, most of us have experienced the interconnectedness of the world we are living in, and the fact that it has many advantages as well as risks. The global pandemics changed almost every aspect of our daily lives and affected the entire world population regardless the socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion or place of origin. However, it has been most challenging for those who were already vulnerable: senior citizens, women, migrants, people providing care in public and private spaces and socially disadvantaged people without access to housing or health services.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the result of common efforts of the global community to find a framework that would lead to a world that would be more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable in order to guarantee human rights for all. The Faces of Migration campaign has been addressing the ties between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and migration over the past years. In a series of videos, we have decided to bring examples of how does a world that leaves no one behind look like in practice.
More specifically, SDG 11 appeals for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities, ensuring equal access to all for public goods and services. Many examples have shown that initiatives at level of communities and cities can be effective tools for reducing inequalities when taking in account inclusive approach that implies uniting all diverse people while keeping and respecting their differences.
Another goal, SDG 17, calls for global partnership in solving the global challenges. The dialogue between diasporas and authorities can be a path towards creating fairer and more inclusive policies.
All the efforts that put up to SDG 11 and 17 also contribute to SDG 10 that calls for reduced inequalities within and among countries and promotion of the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
The upcoming series of videos shows how do these perhaps at first sight abstract goals reflect in our daily lives and how everyone can take part in contributing to a world where no one is left behind. You can be looking forward to seeing the first piece of the series on the occasion of the International Migrants Day on 18th of December 2020!