GOAL 16: PEACE AND JUSTICE
Promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
'This Goal incorporates a range of targets which aim to: significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death; end all forms of abuse and exploitation of children; significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows; reduce corruption and bribery; develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions; and provide legal identity for all including birth registration' Global Dimension.
PEACE AND JUSTICE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GOAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT'. DO YOU AGREE?
Last week you all participated in the global event, 'Peace One Day'.
Think, discuss, research- Why is peace and justice important for sustainable development?
UNICEF advocate David Beckham issues call to end violence against children- read the article
Read the quote below. What does it mean to you? Do you agree?
"Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."
Robert F. Kennedy
'More than 200,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the Syrian conflict. Over 11 million people have fled their homes and over 4 million are living in neighbouring countries including Lebanon and Jordan. In Syria alone more than 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance such as water, food, and shelter', Oxfam
How is the Syrian conflict impacting the lives of Syrian people and the development of Syria?
Photo from Oxfam's website
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- Why did he write posts on Facebook about his experience? What was he hoping to achieve do you think?
- Why do you think so many people have been interested in his story?