Ecotourism certification requires that the tourism locations strive to meet the Global Development Goals as established by the U.N. The Global Development Goals began in 2000 with the Millennial Development Goals. as an ambitious 15 year plan to create changes for the inhabitants of Earth.

1.      To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

2.     To achieve universal primary education

3.     To promote gender equality and empower women

4.     To reduce child mortality

5.     To improve maternal health

6.     To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

7.     To ensure environmental sustainability

8.    To develop a global partnership for development

This video shows the progress of the old goals and provides an overview of the new goals.

The MDG’s are scheduled to wind down at the end of 2015. A new more comprehensive plan has been developed to replace them. The Sustainable Development Goals are scheduled to begin in 2016 and be completed by 2030.

1.      No poverty

2.     Zero hunger

3.     Good health and well-being

4.     Quality education

5.     Gender Equality

6.     Clean water and sanitation

7.     Affordable and clean energy

8.    Decent work and economic growth

9.     Industry, innovation, infrastructure

10.  Reduced inequalities

11.  Sustainable cities and communities

12. Responsible consumption, production

13. Climate Action

14.  Life below water

15. Life on land

16.  Peace, justice, and strong institutions

17. Partnerships for the goals.


These goals are important for all of us to take into consideration as we make decisions for the future of our world. What are your thoughts on the goals? 

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