SVA and SDGs
- SVA and SDGs
The SDGs, or the Sustainable Development Goals, were adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September, 2015. Since 2016, societies around the globe have been working to achieve them by 2030. The SDGs consist of 17 major objectives and 169 specific targets. Achieving all the goals is a great challenge, but if each of us takes action, we can eventually create the future we want. We invite you to join us to work towards 2030.
Since its establishment in 1981, SVA has always believed that education is essential to realize a sustainable society.
If you miss out on learning opportunities and don’t know how to read, write, or calculate, you can put yourself in life-threatening situations.
In addition, your job opportunities will be limited, making it more difficult to escape poverty.
To break this vicious circle of poverty, we all need educational opportunities.
We work toward the achievement of Goal 4, Quality education, through our book-based educational and cultural activities.
- By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
- By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
- By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
- By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
SDGs and Library
Libraries are one of the most important institutions in working toward SDGs. Ensuring public access to information, as specified in Goal 16, Peace, justice and strong institutions, allows people to utilize information to gain necessary knowledge and thus improve their lives.