Take a decision at the G20-Summit: 1 percent of GDP for the Global Goals

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Take a decision at the G20-Summit: 1 percent of GDP for the Global Goals

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Georgios Zervas hat diese Petition an Head of Governments of the G20-Countries gestartet.

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The Global Goals for Sustainable Development were adopted unanimously in September 2015 by the 193 governments of the UN member States. They are by far the best World Plan until now against poverty, refugees, injustice, climate change etc. Unfortunately one thing has been neglected: care for its financing. We urge the heads of government at the G20 summit on 7/8. July in Hamburg, to initiate a Global Goals Fund for its utilization: 1 percent of GDP for the Global Goals!

The credibility crisis of politics can be rectifιed through action rather than words and not by blaming each other for the current world problems. The 17 Global Goals are the solution to a fair and sustainable development as discussed and adhered unanimously as the a total alleviation of hunger and extreme poverty by 2030; the access to quality education for everyone in the world; the social participation for all citizens; and the fair trade and sustainable development. Those who decided on these objectives but have not foreseen funding for its implementation are not credible and must be regarded irresponsible. This applies to all countries, but especially for the largest and most powerful.

Complex issues lead to failure, while simple ones bring success. Therefore, the concrete proposal that I have jointly developed together with Peter Spiegel in the book "The 1-dollar revolution"each country will pay 1 percent of GDP each year in a newly created Global Goals Fund. The sum accumulated will be administered by the United Nations and used to achieve the Global Goals. Its principle is the same financing principle as the one used by the European Union for decades. Since the G20 countries already cover almost four-fifths of global GDP, such a joint decision in Hamburg would be a truly world-historic step. Each country could easily finance its contribution in the Global Fund Goals by a one percent "Global Goals More VALUE tax" in their own country. This is less than half of today's global military spending. This is the cheapest and most effective way of solving the entire bundle of world problems addressed by the Global Goals. A greater gain for all of us and our future would hardly be possible.

Thus, the world is expecting from you to act, dear G20 heads of government: We need a New Deal for the 21st century. Decide in Hamburg on a responsible, credible as well as fast and sustainable functioning financial plan for your own and our common Global Goals! 

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