3rd anniversary of the United Nations SDGs
On this day in 2015, 193 countries adopted the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to ‘end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all’. The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is contributing to SDG Global Goal #3: Good Health & Well-being by protecting the global community from neglected tropical diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya. In particular, our work is directly contributing to Target 3.3: Fight Communicable Diseases, because this target calls for the end to epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and to combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
Today, thousands of people are mobilising online, in the media and at events in over 900 cities in 129 countries, for the Global Day to Act for SDGs. The campaign coincides with the opening of the UN General Assembly, presenting a unique opportunity to amplify the actions being taken across the world to achieve the SDGs, and bring them to the attention of world leaders.
You can take part by following the campaign hashtag - #act4SDGs – and sharing content on social media. Why not start by sharing this tweet or this Facebook post from the World Mosquito Program?
At the WMP, we’re excited about the contribution we’ve made to the SDGs so far. We have reached more than 1 million people in countries where we have released our Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes. As we expand into more at-risk areas globally, we plan to increase our contribution to the SDGs.
Through collaboration with governments, research institutes, health agencies, donors and communities, our global approach can help reach even more communities affected by mosquito-borne diseases. Thank you to all of our funders and partners who have supported our work and join us in contributing to the SDGs.
Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals here.