The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are now adopted by 193 countries and represent a level of international collaboration unparalleled in human history.
The move comes weeks after a peace deal was reached between the Sudanese government and rebel forces from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North who have long been embattled in the nation’s region of Darfur.
The initiative, known as the Great Green Wall, aims to reclaim 247 million acres of land by the year 2030 and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, while warding off the spread of the Sahara and combating the climate crisis.
Our challenge today is not overcoming our shortcomings or atoning for our sins. Our challenge is fully acknowledging, embracing, and harnessing our incredible gifts.
If someone asked you what the defining characteristic of humanity was, what would you say? If someone asked you what human nature was, what would you say?