World Health Day – 7 April 2018

2030 Agenda

This will be the 70th anniversary year of World Health Day and the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? They are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment, and social justice. The SDGs are also known as “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or “2030 Agenda” in short.

Your Role

Even the smallest changes made by few can lead to one day achieving these global goals. Although not all SDGs are equally actionable (compare clean energy with world hunger), major institutions are already getting involved. For example, The Cocoa Life Initiative by Mondelez International has made major changes to improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of around a million cocoa framers and their communities in places like Ghana, India and the Caribbean. Other companies are making major financial investments to create more inclusive and sustainable business models. Check out how you can get involved here.

Resources ~

http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2018/en/

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/usa

Information contributed by Emily Hovick, a St. Louis University dietetic intern. Emily spent time at J.W. Terrill learning about community nutrition and corporate wellness.

 

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Diane is the Wellness Consultant for J.W. Terrill. Diane is a registered and licensed dietitian and certified health coach with over 20 years experience in the wellness field.

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