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The manual serves as a basic instrument for the capacity building of the multipliers – individuals and civil society working at different levels.

The main objective is to provide tools and inspiration that will support local activities leading to sustainable development. In particular, such activities include those that will promote the goal of the 2030 UN “no one should be left behind”, in the context of migration and social inclusion.

193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015, with the goal of transforming our world.

The main purpose of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to achieve dignified life without poverty, hunger, and inequality for all people on earth. Each of us is responsible for the planet we live on, we respect other people and protect ecosystems on which all living beings depend.

The agenda defines 17 goals, the implementation of which follows the “no one left behind” principle, which means all people, including migrants, minorities, socially disadvantaged, people with disabilities, and marginalized groups, are involved in taking action towards sustainable development. A sustainable future means a future for all people of different origins, religions, education levels, social class, and abilities.

This manual was created within the Faces of Migration campaign, which challenges the existing views on migration. Hearing and understanding people’s stories allow for more complex perspectives on people’s lives and why they migrate. The aim of the campaign is to change public dialogue and policies from “us vs them” to the human beings affected by inequalities that are structural and pervasive as well as how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an answer to create a better world for all.