In September 2015, all member states of the United Nations (UN) unanimously adopted the World’s most ambitious and comprehensive program to help create a more sustainable world. It set 17 specific goals, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be reached by 2030. Therefore, Aruba is also on board with the goal achievement efforts. To achieve a more sustainable and improved Aruba, we would like to hear from the educational, business, and non-governmental organizations how they are contributing to these goals.
This global TO DO list sets an agenda where development is not only looked at from an economic perspective but also includes social and environmental aspects. It requires a more engaged and action-oriented community to effectively implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework and its broad Agenda by 2030 and create a more sustainable Aruba.
By being united and working together, we will achieve more.
To further encourage countries to implement the SDGs, the United Nations has set up the SDG Voluntary National Review (VNR) process, enabling the countries to report on the implementation of the SDGs.
This review process by its member states will provide recommendations on how to improve SDG implementation nationally. Based on the reporting, they give advice on the national SDG implementation process. Aruba will include its dedicated section in the SDG VNR report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On July 14, 2022, all the countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands will present the progress made on the SDGs implementation to the United Nations. They will also highlight some of the challenges faced. The Aruba SDG Report, with the booked progress, will be presented to the UN.
The SDG Aruba commission provides strategic direction and coordinates the implementation of the SDGs and organized different sessions to engage the community to identify good practices by local organizations in implementing the SDGs.
Many initiatives have been included and reported on. However, there are more initiatives and opportunities in our community that contribute to achieving the SDGs. We have the opportunity to share these stories in our report and on our website. The Kingdom report will be submitted to the UN in digital form with a link to the SDG Aruba website: www.sdgaruba.com
For this, we request the education sector, organizations, and/or businesses to advise us on their contribution to the SDGs. You can visit the SDG website and fill out the template with your story on how your entity is implementing the SDGs in Aruba. We want to learn from you.