In 2000, countries around the world agreed to work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In 2015 these countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals which succeeded and replaced the original 8 MDGs.
These 17 new goals are much more encompassing, and therefor challenging, than the MDGs. They are however considered both desirable but also achievable by 2030 provided both developed and developing countries work -and continue to work- in a concerted effort for their realisation.
Just as Palms Australia has been committed to achieving the MDGs, we are equally committed to the Sustainable Development Goals while continuing the work to “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”.
Each of our volunteers is working in partnership with local communities to achieve some of these goals. At (many) times each volunteer’s work can be aligned to several goals at once, and also contribute to sustainable development in ways beyond the scope of the SDGs, but the importance of achieving these goals is central to our work.