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Mapping the Charter to SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly as a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs are intended to be achieved by the year 2030 and are included in a UN Resolution called the 2030 Agenda or what is colloquially known as Agenda 2030, planned to succeed the Millennium Development Goals which ended in 2015.

The wisdom behind mapping or tying the principles of the Charter to the vision of the internationally agreed 17 SDGs, is to accord the Charter the credibility it deserves, use the SDG tools, and make it more adaptable for implementation. Besides, both the Charter principles and the SDGs deal with the fundamental issues of justice, poverty, environmental harms, the mitigation of violence, and their impact on peace and global coexistence. We therefore regard both as complementary frameworks, which advocate communal actions that prioritize human wellbeing, the health of our planet, urge swift action on providing essential human needs, and place institutional responsibility on governments and citizens to invest in issues of general human concerns.

In this diagram, the Charter principles are mapped to each of the 17 SDGs correspondingly. The diagram essentially shows how the Charter principles and the SDGs agree with each other and both are tools for improving the quality of the sanctity and dignity of human life in all forms.