The UN Sustainable Development Goals apply to all member states recognizing that every country is responsible for improving the lives of the world’s people. It encourages partnerships or cooperation to jointly solve our pressing global problems. A human-rights based approach rejects the notion of charity and emphasizes human dignity, equality, fairness, harmony and sustainability in collective action which uplifts humanity individually and collectively.

Law and legal mechanisms are important tools in achieving the 2030 development agenda and go in hand with our underlying shared values and the solidarity among all peoples, as we are one humanity.

These principles reach back to more than 70 years ago and are found in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dignity, equality, freedom, justice, peace, friendship, cooperation, respect, faith, fellowship, unity, well-being are some. They form the basis of the Spirit of the UN which is very alive and growing.

Efforts through the UNSRC Enlightenment Society, the International Day of Yoga Committee at the UN, the International Day of Peace Committee at the UN, and other organizations of which I am involved contribute to our healing, evolving human consciousness and an ever-evolving institution.
Feature Image: NGO International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations, including SDG TL Circle members, meeting on the role of women in transformative organizations and communities around the world.