Short Article: SDGs as Means to Preserve World’s Great Treasure

Given new pressing world issues such as ecological limitations and climate change, the kind of governance being done internationally needs to re-focus its orientation and adopt new methodologies. At the forefront of upholding sustainable development is the United Nations. In 2012, they came up with the now buzzword called the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

A highly globalized world, compounded with vast cultural, political socio-economic differences, has made room for the establishment of international organizations and supra-national agencies in order to introduce a global order and to mediate among societies. The presence of these international institutions (e.g. United Nations, ASEAN, European Union) has made a major role in the field of international development by demanding from various institutions, such as government agencies, business sector, and civil society, to level up the quality of their products and services to the general public.

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Published originally on 8 April 2018 at Spaces and People

Spaces and People is a research, planning and innovations center committed to creating a high-impact contribution in the field of urban and regional development through research and knowledge building, urban planning and innovation, aligned with the principles of sustainable and inclusive development.

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