BBYDI Committed to Actualisation of SDGs by 2030 – Abideen
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
In honor of this year’s United Nations General Assembly and Global Week of Action, a non-governmental organization called Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative, BBYDI, has expressed its commitment to actualize the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, by 2030.
Its Executive Director, Olasupo Abideen, on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital said the purpose of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly’s flip the script event is to address the effects of global crises like COVID-19, climate change, and conflict with an emphasis on finding solutions that increase sustainability and resilience against them.
Abideen continued by saying that the Global Goals Week this year is an additional chance to engage more people in the pursuit of sustainability and that it has committed to putting the SDGs into practice by 2030.
He claimed that in order to make sure that no one is left behind, BBYDI has translated the SDGs into local languages and collaborated with traditional and religious leaders using town hall meetings on the SDGs to spread awareness of the significance of the objectives and the roles that each person must play.
“Today, there are still myriad issues facing the global community.
“We need all hands-on deck to achieve a more peaceful and just society where every life is protected and our planet is cared for.
“Poverty and inequality are once again on the rise in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many countries, people are being pushed back into increasingly fragile situations, with the critical gaps in healthcare and loss of livelihoods being compounded by the lack of sufficient support from governments and international partners.
“We call for an end of austerity and instead a major economic stimulus package that radically reduces inequality, gender inequalities and lays the foundations for a just, equal and sustainable economy,” he said.