SCIT ISR SEMINAR 2016


On this coming 26th November 2016 , the SCIT ISR seminar is about to open the doors to share and promote the sense of Institutional Social Responsibility. The seminar will bring together delegates from business corporates, officials from various NGOs, the faculty and students of Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology. The learning goal was to discuss SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, which helps in guiding the role of public, non-profit, for-profit and voluntary sectors in Global Development.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.... WHAT ARE THEY???

In the year 2000, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, a set of eight goals), were set by the United Nations to eradicate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease. Several improvements, research studies and criticisms later, it was seen that progress was very uneven, with improvements often concentrated in specific regions and among certain social groups. In year 2015 the SDGs were set to tackle a wider range of issues, from gender inequality to climate change. After three years of negotiations and debate, 193 countries agreed to a set SDGS as a bold and ambitious approach. The unifying thread throughout the 17 goals and their 169 targets is the commitment to ending poverty.


This wider agenda for Sustainable Development is set till the year 2030. The universal nature of SDGs is what sets it apart from the MDGs and hence is considered to be more inclusive than the MDGs. The process of selecting the SDGs was also a transparent process where 5 million people from across 88 countries in all the world’s regions took part in the consultation, and shared their vision for the world in 2030. The SDGs allow for a range of measures, including financial support and debt relief, the sharing of technologies and scientific know-how to developing nations on favourable terms, and the establishment of an open, non-discriminatory and equitable trading system to help developing nations increase their exports. The successful implementation of SDGs will require multiple stakeholder



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