Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Human Rights, Peacebuilding and the Environment (APA2021.02)

Andy Galindo

Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient future for people and the planet. For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to harmonize three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection. These elements are interconnected, and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies. At their core, the Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. This class will focus on how human rights, peacebuilding and environmental policy are all essential components of understanding and implementing the SDGs. We will examine the history and policy,  as well as the practical knowledge and skills essential to their implementation by 2030.  With just under ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders at the SDG Summit in September 2019 called for a Decade of Action and delivery for sustainable development, and pledged to mobilize financing, enhance national implementation and strengthen institutions to achieve the Goals by the target date of 2030, leaving no one behind.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 30
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , CAPA , Fully In-Person , Second Seven Week , Two Credit