The Leadership 30
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Movement in India towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by United Nations
On 1 January 2016, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic United nations Submit officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. SDG’s succeeded the MDG’s (Millennium Development Goals) and aim to go further by expanding the challenges that must be embraced and recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. India ranks 116 out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDG Index and Dashboards Report produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. A huge part of that effort towards the shift to sustainability is the involvement of young leaders, something that is regrettably very low in the country. We want to change that by empowering leaders to take actions. The Leadership 30 program is an immersive 6 month SDGs aligned leadership development program, the first of it's kind in the country. But we realize that we need to do more. We thus request all the relevant authorities to engage the youth in an intensive dialogue about the SDGs and move ahead with the youth in achieving these goals. We are all powerful in our own ways, but we need to collectively work with the government, the society, academia and the common man to move past these challenges.